Islamabad: The first instance of L-Root has been installed in Pakistan. The launch of the server node is a joint operation between Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Pakistan’s first Fiber to the home (FTTH) operator Nayatel (Pvt) Ltd. Nayatel supplied the equipment necessary for the installation of the L-Root node, along with Data Center hosting and Internet transit.
This cooperation between both organizations is an effort to provide security, stability and resilience to Pakistan’s Internet users and reduce the response time they experience when making Domain Name System (DNS) queries.
“Nayatel, with its commitment towards highest standard of service quality and positive contribution towards society, has partnered with ICANN and has offered its Data Center, Internet Transit, and Server Hardware to host the first L-Root DNS server instance in Pakistan. This DNS Root server, being a critical part of the Internet infrastructure will contribute towards the stability and better speed for the growing Internet community of Pakistan.” said Wahaj-us-Siraj, CEO Nayatel (Pvt) Ltd.
There are 13 “root,” or fully authoritative, DNS servers, identified by alphabetic letters A through M — the “L” root being one. Computers locate one another on a network by using numeric addresses, while humans find it easier to use and remember names (for instance, users typically remember the domain name “www.nayatel.com” more easily than the Internet Protocol address, 126.96.36.199). DNS servers are a critical part of the Internet infrastructure because they are the first step in translating (resolving) human readable host names into IP addresses that are used in internet communication.***