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Activation of Verisign’s Regional Internet Resolution Site at IXPN

Dec 8, 2016


We are pleased to announce that IXPN has become Verisign’s Regional Internet Resolution Site (RIR). Verisign is one of the leading company in the Global DNS industry, they maintain two of the Internet’s thirteen Root Domain Name Servers (DNS), they are also the authoritative registry for the .com, .net and other generic Top-Level Domains (TLDs).

This is in line with our Mission “To provide a national core infrastructure that facilitates internet operations in Nigeria and to localise traffic as well as reduce local internet routing cost”.

The verisign RIR would provide local Anycast instance of the J-Root Servers as well as the primary DNS for .com and .net TLDs. The Verisign RIR would Improve Internet performance and user experience within Nigeria by decreasing the transactional latency between our members’ recursive DNS servers to both the J-Root DNS serves and the .com/.net DNS servers.
It would equally reduce dependencies on IP transit relationships for critical DNS reachability, thereby increasing Internet resiliency to DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) Attacks. For more information regarding Verisign’s RIR please visit

Be rest assured that IXPN would continue our efforts towards domiciling critical Internet resources for the benefit of all our members and the entire Internet users within Nigeria and the West African region.