May 19, 2014
INOC, a 24×7 Network Operations Center (NOC) and global provider of NOC monitoring, reporting and support services, was recently chosen by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to provide a year-round, 24/7 NOC in support of the organization’s New generic Top-Level Domains (gTLD) Program.
INOC works with ICANN and its domain name Registries, external contractors and network operators to monitor the uptime, security and availability of the new gTLDs 24/7, isolating geo-located problems, delivering notifications and helping customers around the world rapidly restore their services.
Founded in 1998, ICANN’s ensures a stable and unified global Internet and secure, stable domain name system (DNS). The organization is also responsible for introducing and promoting competition in the registration of domain names. ICANN’s New gTLD Program enables any established entity in the world to apply for its own top-level domain, increasing competition, innovation and consumer choice in the domain name space.
If you created a website in the last few years, you might remember that you had roughly two dozen different domain names to choose from; the most common being ‘.com’, ‘.net’ and ‘.org’. ICANN’s New gTLD Program has revolutionized the Internet by enabling consumers to express their company, community or brand like never before by selecting from a variety of top-level domain names. The new gTLDs will even allow the usage of non-Latin scripts such as Cyrillic, Chinese or Arabic.