No, not in a file that I know of on a windows system, on a *nix system they store them in a file named root.hints in your BIND directory. However, they are typically built into DNS server installations. They are called root <i><b>hint servers</b></i>.
<a href="http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/w2k3/services/DNS_root_hints.htm">Here</a> is a good article that discusses the root hint servers, it's windows specific but it gives you the general idea.
Last Wiki Answer Submitted: February 27, 2008 6:37 am by Skepticals0 pts.