Internet Names Authorization & Information Center (INAIC)
is the official representative body for Public-Root, the next
generation global Internet. The INAIC is an international, not-for-profit,
service agency organized and dedicated to the maintenance of
public information resources that facilitate the coordination
and resolution of global Top-Level Domain names through the
The INAIC ensures universal resolvability of the Public-Root
so that all users of the Internet can connect to all web addresses
of the Inclusive Name Space.
The INAIC preserves the operational stability of the global
Internet by providing public access to the coordination, management
and distribution of elements and identifiers used to delegate
Top-Level Domains in the Public-Root system.
The INAIC verifies and provides authoritative data to Public-Root
systems at the regional and local level. The INAIC encourages,
participates and assists industry and government in deploying
root systems to serve local users or regional interests.
The INAIC supports diversification and expansion of the Public-Root
systems. Regional public servers improve the security and privacy
of local Internet transactions, speed up query resolution, and
reduce a local network’s dependence on a centralized root
Local or regional public root systems also facilitate compliance
with information privacy legislation and regulations. The provisioning
of public root infrastructure by the INAIC reduces potential
security issues such as surveillance, redirection or intrusion
of network traffic by unauthorized third parties.
As part of our mandate to coordinate the root system the INAIC
operates the Public Root Directory Service Whois databases that
support public access to contact and technical information on
Top-Level Domains. Information resources include registration
services, resource allocations, and the listing of technical
elements such as Top-Level domain names, host names, Internet
protocol numbers and unique identifiers used in the operation
of the Public-Root system.
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