|ADNS ROOT SERVER "ASLAN" BREAKS THE 1 MILLION HIT MARK IN JULY - VISIBILITY OF THE NEW TOP-LEVEL INTERNET DOMAINS USA, EARTH AND Z SOARS|
|CHICAGO, August 3, 2000 /BusinessWire/
AGN Domain Name Service, Inc. (ADNS - http://www.adns.net ) today announced that usage of its root nameserver, ASLAN broke the 1 million hit per month barrier, receiving 1,432,764 hits in July 2000, a 187% increase over June. In addition to this, the number of unique computers that now point away from ICANN controlled root servers jumped by over 71.45% from June.
John Palmer, president and CEO of ADNS said that the internet community took seriously ADNS's radio ad campaign warning people about the flawed policies of ICANN. "We showed them how to empower themselves and how they could make ICANN irrelevant by pointing their machines away from ICANN root servers. People responded by switching in record numbers".
"The Alternative Root Server concept is starting to get noticed, and the visibility will just snowball", Palmer said. "People don't want an unfair, bureaucracy running the internet, a bureaucracy controlled by special interests like WIPO, a bureaucracy that try's to deny domain name holders access to the courts to resolve their disputes".
ADNS owns the three top-level domains "EARTH", "USA" and "Z" and provides internet sites with the ability to register a domain under these top-level domains. ADNS has been providing internet related services since 1993.
Each month, ADNS will offer free registration, web hosting service and domain service for those registering a domain in a specific part of the EARTH, USA or Z hierarchy, provided that they promise to develop public content under that domain name. This month, anyone who registers a domain which ends in BULGARIA.EARTH on August 14 between 5PM and 6PM Eastern Time will receive free registration, DNS and web hosting services for one year.
ADNS is part of the Open Root Server Consortium (ORSC - http://www.open-rsc.org ), a group of individuals and organizations who are all interested in an open, fair and technically sound global Domain Name System for the internet. ADNS is providing ASLAN free of charge for the use of the internet community.
ADNS also operates the internet portal site called http://The.EARTH. This site is accessible to any computer that is pointing to the new DNS servers.
SOURCE: AGN Domain Name Service, Inc.
CONTACT: John Palmer, firstname.lastname@example.org / 312-849-2753