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The INAIC chosen the official representative body for the Public-Root.

The Internet Names Authorization & Information Center (INAIC) is the official representative body for Public-Root, the next generation global Internet. The INAIC is an international public service agency organized and dedicated to the maintenance of public information resources that facilitate the coordination and resolution of global Top-Level Domains (TLDs) through the Public-Root server system.

The INAIC's main function is to ensure the universal resolvability of TLDs in the Public-Root and domain name system (DNS). Universal resolvability guarantees that all users of the Internet can connect to all valid addresses. It is critical to the operation and stability of the global Internet that users and hosts find each other.

The INAIC Council is charged with the delegation of new Top-level Domains (TLDs) in the Public-Root. The Council recognizes that growth in the next generation Internet and Public-Root is dependent on a cooperative inclusive framework where all parties are equal.

The DNS by its nature demands that access to the Public-Root be open, inclusive and without bias. The DNS is organized as a distributed database controlled by millions of organizations. This database is accessed by hundreds of millions of computers and users daily. Distributed control of the DNS allows and is responsible for the almost unlimited growth in the Internet.

Distributed control is also a double-edged sword. The DNS once operated as a controlled experiment. Policies of the time allowed for the distributed control of domain databases except for the root zone. This resulted in an artificial scarcity of TLDs. To overcome this deficiency organizations, governments and corporations created TLDs outside the root zones. Universal resolvability suffered as a result of this uncoordinated growth.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a central research and development organization for the Department of Defense (DoD), tested the root system in 2001 and 2002. They found serious problems existed with resolution in the root system.

DNS root server measurements identified that new TLDs were responsible for 12 to 20 percent of root server traffic. The experimental DARPA roots failure to resolve new TLDs exponentially increased the amount of bogus traffic on the global Internet.

The INAIC resolves these technical issues in the DNS through a delegation process that is open, inclusive and transparent. TLDs in the Public-Root are allocated using first come first serve (FCFS) delegations. FCFS delegations eliminate TLD duplication (Colliding TLDs) and provide global Internet communities direct access to the Public-Root system.

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