For reference – interesting Initiative at http://european.de.orsn.net/tech-pubdns.php:
“The Open Root Server Network (ORSN) is working on the task of guaranteeing the internet supply in form of an additional DNS server-network with a legacy root zone for ISP networks in europe.
The network coordinated by the ICANN, consisting of 13 Root-servers distributed among almost the entire world, is as far as we are concerned a high-quality and sure solution. However, the locations of the separate Root server systems are (on the basis of the development history of the Internet) very dependent on the U.S.A. Thus, everybody living in Europe depends on the fact that the connections to the Root servers are available and reachable for the name resolution.”