Morocco to host copy of L-Root DNS root name server

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African internet registry Afrinic and Moroccan telecom regulator Anrt have signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate the deployment of a copy of the L-Root DNS root name server in Morocco as part of the Root Server Copy Project (AfRSCP). L-Root, one of the world’s thirteen root name servers, is operated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann).

The new root name server copy will boost Africa’s critical internet infrastructure and is expected to improve internet stability and resiliency throughout the region. Afrinic is providing equipment and technical expertise in support of this programme, which benefits internet exchange points (IXPs), network operators, regulators and African internet users, by providing faster and more reliable access to DNS root name servers.
Source: Telecompaper 13 March 2016