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Abu-Ghazaleh to Host an ICANN L-Root Server Instance in Amman

03-Jun-2014 | Source : | Visits : 8647

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AMMAN - Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) signed  an agreement with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to host an L-Root server instance in Amman, being the first private company to sign such a contract in the Arab region.

According to the agreement signed by Mr. Mahmoud Lattouf, Executive Director of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Domain Names (TAG-Domains), an ICANN accredited registrar, and Ms. Susanna Bennett, ICANN Chief Operating Officer; AGIP will host an L-Root server instance in Amman to help strengthen the security and resiliency of Internet infrastructure in the Arab region.

This crucial agreement will also provide a better load management on root servers, as well as strengthen the regional Internet traffic due to the fact that a dispersed system cannot be taken offline by a problem at any single instance of a given DNS root server.

Mr. Lattouf said: “This important agreement comes in time when the Internet is rapidly changing in the Arab region resulting in record Internet penetration driving growing traffic. We, at AGIP, are proud of this cooperation with ICANN and based on HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh's directions we will develop this cooperation in other fields.”

"L-Root" refers to one of thirteen computers that anchor the globe's Domain Name Service (DNS). Where computers locate one another on a network by numeric address, humans find it easier to use and remember names (for instance, users typically remember "" more easily than its IP address, The Domain Name System matches domain names with their correct numeric addresses on the Internet.

It is worth noting that AGIP, through its subsidiary TAG-Domains, is an ICANN accredited registrar providing domain name registrations under generic and country-code Top-Level Domains.

The Arab Center for Dispute Resolution (ACDR) was also approved by ICANN earlier this year to become the fifth dispute resolution provider worldwide and the first in the region.

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