The users of the Internet, who all (more or less) make free
choices for how they configure
their systems, what they do when using them, what ISPs they
use, and in the end, what
Root-Servers they look to for resolution of the TLDs in the
addresses of other systems
that they want to connect with.
there are 2 major Root Systems in use:
|The ICANN Root resolves only a limited amount of the TLDs that are currently
available on the Internet. ICANN is under the auspices of the US Government.
of the ICANN Root-Servers are located in the USA. Click here to see the locations of the ICANN Root-Servers.
|The Public-Root is resolving
al TLDs that are made publicly available and is maintained
by the INAIC, an independent not-for-profit organization.
Public-Root servers are located dispersed across the globe. Click here to
see the locations of the Public-Root Servers.