19 Oct '12, 2pm

Agreement Signed to Expand L-Root Servers Across Africa

18 October 2012… ICANN and the Africa Network Information Center (AFRINIC) have signed an agreement pledging to work collaboratively to identify additional potential locations for the expansion of L-Root anycast instances in Africa. The placement of instances of root servers is important to the infrastructure of the Internet in Africa. "This agreement comes in at a perfect time here in Toronto when ICANN has unveiled a new initiative to increase presence and participation across our region" said Adiel Akplogan, AFRINIC's Chief Executive Officer. "Besides policy related discussions and participation, Africa needs to strengthen the resiliency of its Internet Infrastructure in order to attract local contents investments." "This very important agreement is a further reflection of the hard work of the Africa stakeholders and their spirit of engagement" said Fadi Chehadé, Presid...

Full article: http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-1...

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