COMSATS Internet Services and ICANN Deploy DNS L-Root Server in Pakistan

COMSATS Internet Services (CIS) has successfully deployed L-Root mirror server in Pakistan.

This is a joint venture between CIS and Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization responsible for administering and coordinating the Domain Name System (DNS) worldwide.

On a background note, the root-servers are core of the Internet DNS, identified by letters A through M. This new L-Root instance in Pakistan will strengthen country’s DNS operation, overall fault tolerance and its resilience against certain types of cyber threats such as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

ICANN is accountable for assigning distinctive numeric address to each domain throughout the world, making it easier for the server to locate that domain. ICANN undertakes key technical services which are critical for the undisrupted operation of Domain Name System (DNS).

On this achievement, ICANN’s VP for Global Stakeholder Engagement, Middle East; Mr. Baher Esmat said

We are very pleased with this partnership with COMSATS Internet Services, and to see the second L-root instance deployed in Pakistan. ICANN continues its efforts to strengthen the stability and resiliency of the Internet naming system and we look forward to working with other partners in Pakistan to bring in more L-root instances into the country.

This means internet users will experience a reduce response time when making DNS queries.  This collaboration by both organizations is a step towards more resilient, stable and secure Internet for Pakistani users.

Upon this collaborated effort Amir Malik, CEO of CIS shared his thoughts:

CIS being the pioneer of Internet service provider in Pakistan has always foresighted the use of internet and has been efficacious in facilitating our users with consistent internet services. This collaboration with ICANN is another effort in which our main aim is to provide instantaneous and unwavering internet services for its users.

This will help us in managing a better and more integrated server system. The introduction of the L-Root mirror will significantly increase the inter-networking efficiency of country’s Internet infrastructure. It will not only benefit our Internet users, but also provides a firm basis to promote overall eco-system.

This L-root server instance is IPv6-enabled, which will help in maintaining functional DNS service on IPv6 locally. This opportunity holds a vital role in encouraging the local community to yield optimum advantage of this instance by adopting IPv6.

Talal is a Director and the Editor in Chief at ProPakistani.


  • Sana Rehman

    Excellent initiative

  • Saud Rana

    Well done COMSATS

  • Khalid Nadeem

    Big News

  • Muhammad Waqas

    that is great. hope internet gets better in pak

  • Bilal Javed

    comsats doing great job

  • Hira Asim

    Great step forward!

  • Myla Babar

    Well done Mr. CEO! Good decision to take this initiative.

  • Shuja Qazi

    Nice! Reinforcing the Pakistani Internet Infrastructure.

  • Rabia Anum

    This is great news

  • Junaid Aslam Khan

    comsats done it again.. congratz and well done

  • Harris Shahzad

    This is good news for Pakistanis. And i do like the new logo too.

  • Sana Khan

    comsats always make better internet possible

  • Junaid Iqbal

    Well done Mr. CEO. Congratulations COMSATS ISP

  • Yasir Khan

    Great to have L-Root instance in Pakistan. Surely excellent news for internet users.

  • Saman Qureshi

    Cool! Now better quality internet!

  • Faisal Zubair

    thats gud news for internet users in pak

  • Waqas Umar

    excellent step by comsats

  • Ghayyur Ahmed

    Brilliant initiative Mr. CEO!

  • Wajiha Hassan

    thank u comsats for being the best internet

  • Rana Basar

    Good to see Pakistani ISPs stepping up their game.

  • Mudasser Abbas

    well done comsats.. this was a much needed step

  • Sikander Zaman

    the better is now getting best (y)

  • Hassan Ali

    Great job!

  • Zahid Iqbal

    steps like these are need to be taken to improve internet quality in pakistan. good work comsats

  • Shaista Malik

    “This will help us in managing a better and more integrated server system. The introduction of the L-Root mirror will significantly increase the inter-networking efficiency of country’s Internet infrastructure. It will not only benefit our Internet users, but also provides a firm basis to promote overall eco-system.”

    this is great!!

  • Kamran Sajjad

    I hope and pray COMSATS internet keeps its legacy of brilliance alive.

  • Kamran Khan

    Great job.

  • Sara iqbal

    Proud to be a COMSIAN

  • Haroon Zaka

    Technology! and love the new logo!

  • Bashir Ali

    Good to see local ISPs taking this initiative.

  • Huma Wahab

    Great step by the CEO to take this organization towards the future.

  • Humaira Jamil

    Very nice! good step.

  • Hammad Masood

    I’ve noticed positive changes with respect to COMSATS Internet Services. Mr. CEO your efforts are being acknowledged!

  • Jamal Khan

    Brilliant!

  • Gulraiz Akhtar

    Congratulation Team Comsats

  • Zawyar Ur Rehman

    Great.

  • Syed Haider

    Well done COMSATS