The Public-Root is a necessary public service that recognizes end users
as the official point of control on the Internet. The
Internet was designed to prevent the centralized control
of resources by any group, organization or government.
The Public-Root is the only Domain Name System (DNS)
service that provides open public access to the creation
of Top-Level Domain (TLD) resources and infrastructure.
The Public-Root is a leader in the creation and
expansion of the DNS.
TLD.NAME works closely with the Public-Root and the Internet Names Authorization & Information Center (INAIC) to facilitate
the creation of DNS resources that help organizations
manage their communications in a rapidly changing and
Who controls the Internet?
Almost all transactions on the Internet are
dependent on Name Servers (DNS) to translate domain names to numbers.
These translations use Name Servers to point user computers
to web sites. The program that connects to these Name
Servers and does the translations is called a resolver.
Every computer connected to the Internet uses a resolver
Users in turn have direct control over their resolvers.
They can modify the pointers which provide DNS service.
This places you - YES YOU - the user
in charge of the navigation process. Few users realize
they have this control. Every computer allows users
to modify their DNS and take over navigational control.
At the present time most computers point to the DNS Servers of their Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Most users are unaware that they have the option to choose their own DNS Provider. There are several Public DNS Providers. Most Public DNS Providers offer DNS services free of charge. Click here to find out how to upgrade your PC to see all domains on the Internet.
The second level of control in the DNS is at the TLD
level. The Internet is a collection of networks. In
fact we usually refer to it as the "Network of
Networks". The Public-Root allows network
operators the ability to build TLD infrastructure to
define their networks and facilitate communications
The last level of control in the DNS is the root. This
function is a trust provided by the Public-Root. The
Public-Root maintains the root zone database
of Name Servers and TLDs in co-operation with the The Internet Names Authorization and
Information Center (INAIC) on behalf of all Internet users.
It’s easy to see that control of the Internet
is an inverse pyramid. At the top of the pyramid you
have users in control, next networks and finally the
root. That’s how the Internet was built. The Public-Root
is the first root network to recognize user rights.
These rights do not originate from law. They are coded
into the technical specifications and protocols that
provide for communications between computers systems
and networks. The Public-Root is the first root system
to recognize these rights and facilitates the inclusion
of individuals and organizations in the root.
The Public-Root, together with many other public consulting bodies, ensure an open and
transparent access to the complete database of Internet
names, including the creation of TLD infrastructure.
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