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EBERO Providers Selected: Continued Protections for Registrants

28-Aug-2019 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 734
LOS ANGELES – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced in a press release that it has selected China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), and Nominet as its Emergency Back-end Registry Operator (EBERO) providers.

An EBERO provider is temporarily activated if a generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) operator is at risk of failing to sustain critical registry functions. Ensuring the availability of these functions protects registrants, also known as domain name holders, and provides an additional layer of protection to the Domain Name System (DNS), and industry ecosystem.

"CNNIC, CIRA, and Nominet all have the experience, staff, and systems required to execute an efficient transition should an EBERO event occur," said Cyrus Namazi, Senior Vice President of ICANN's Global Domains Division. "Their geographic diversity is also a benefit, enabling nearly continuous coverage across multiple time zones, and the ability to provide services in multiple regions in case of local disasters."

EBEROs have demonstrated years of experience in operating domain name services, registration data directory services and extensible provisioning protocol services.
 
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