TAG-Org and ICANN Establish the 1st Root Server Instance in Jordan

19 Nov 2015

AMMAN – Following the agreement signed between Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to host an L-Root server instance in Amman, a new instance of L-Root server is now successfully installed in Jordan, to strengthen Internet infrastructure in Jordan, and offer greater efficiency, stability and security, in addition to an overall improved Internet experience throughout Jordan.

The L-Root server administered by ICANN 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 "agip.com" more easily than its IP address, 89.28.217.117). The Domain Name System matches domain names with their correct numeric addresses on the Internet.

Mr. Mahmoud Lattouf, Executive Director of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Domain Names (TAG-Domains), stated: “With the deployment of an L-Root Server instance in Jordan, AGIP, member of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org), fulfills its responsibility by increasing the Domain Name System's (DNS) overall fault tolerance and its resilience against certain types of cyber threats, such as Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. As Jordan’s internet penetration expands, this is an important contribution to the Internet development in our country.” 

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.

Commenting on this achievement, Mr. Baher Esmat, Vice-president of ICANN Global Stakeholder Engagement, Middle East, said: “I am very pleased with our partnership with AGIP. We are happy to have helped facilitate the launch of the first new L-Root deployment in Jordan. This new L-Root Instance will work towards ensuring the robustness of the Domain Name System Infrastructure in the country, increase quality and enable end users to enjoy a better Internet experience as DNS queries take less time to resolve.”

For more information about L-Root Server, please contact us at info@tag-domains.com 



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