|ADNS ROOT SERVER "ASLAN" CONTINUES ABOVE THE 1 MILLION HIT MARK IN AUGUST - GROWTH IN VISIBILITY OF NEW TOP-LEVEL DOMAINS CONTINUES TO GROW AT A RATE OF AROUND 70% PER MONTH.|
|CHICAGO, September 11, 2000 /BusinessWire/
AGN Domain Name Service, Inc. (ADNS - http://www.adns.net ) today announced that usage of its root nameserver, ASLAN remained above the 1 million hit per month during August, receiving 1,373,912 hits during the month. In addition to this, the number of unique computers that now point away from ICANN controlled root servers to alternative name servers jumped by over 72% from July.
John Palmer, president and CEO of ADNS said that internet users are trying out alternative DNS and are sticking around. "Many critics of alternative root-server networks said that people would try us out but wouldn't stay.. We have had a sustained growth rate of around 70% per month for several month now which seems to disprove their contention that alternative name service is a fad."
Palmer said that while ICANN continues to plot the takeover of the internet for narrow special interests, the internet users are quietly finding ways to go around them. "When they finally get around to implementing some real policies, they will have been rendered irrelevant by the internet user community", he said.
Palmer said that there have been a steady stream of people registering domains under the top-level domains EARTH, USA and Z. "Several months ago, I told people that there were still a lot of good names to be had under the EARTH, USA and Z top level domains. There are less of them now", he said, advising people to register their names soon.
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 SOUTHCAROLINA.USA on September 13 between 7AM and 8AM 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