COMSATS Internet Services and ICANN Deploy DNS L-Root Server in Pakistan

icannCOMSATS Internet Services (CIS) has successfully deployed L-Root mirror server in Pakistan.

This is a joint venture between CIS and Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization responsible for administering and coordinating the Domain Name System (DNS) worldwide.

On a background note, the root-servers are core of the Internet DNS, identified by letters A through M. This new L-Root instance in Pakistan will strengthen country’s DNS operation, overall fault tolerance and its resilience against certain types of cyber threats such as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

ICANN is accountable for assigning distinctive numeric address to each domain throughout the world, making it easier for the server to locate that domain. ICANN undertakes key technical services which are critical for the undisrupted operation of Domain Name System (DNS).

This means internet users will experience a reduce response time when making DNS queries. This collaboration by both organizations is a step towards more resilient, stable and secure Internet for Pakistani users.