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In joint effort, ICANN and Transtelco install Managed Root Server Instance in Mexico

11-Aug-2020 | Source : ICANN | Visits : 1826
MONTEVIDEO – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the successful installation of an ICANN Managed Root Server (IMRS) instance in Monterrey, Mexico, according to the official website of ICANN. 

Increasing the number of instances improves the overall fault tolerance of the Domain Name System (DNS), bolsters the resilience against certain types of cyber threats, such as Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, and can reduce the response time that local Internet users experience during DNS queries.

The installation of the third instance in Mexico is a joint effort between ICANN and Transtelco. The instance was installed on 21 July. Transtelco supplied the equipment necessary for the installations and the bandwidth needed to support it.

"We appreciate Transtelco's efforts to host this IMRS instance. This commitment improves root zone Domain Name System service and augments the technical stability and resiliency of the Domain Name System in the region," said David Conrad, ICANN Chief Technology Officer.

"The new IMRS instance will advance the quality of experience for every Internet user in Mexico," said Max Velazquez, engineer manager at Transtelco. "Transtelco is proud to collaborate with ICANN to make it happen."

ICANN manages more than 166 IMRS instances around the world, most of which are hosted by third parties. There are now 35 IMRS instances installed in Latin America, located in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.

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