CS Owalo commissions ICANN root server in Kenya

This is the first ever launch in the continent.

In Summary

• This is the first IMRS in Africa and is expected to enhance capacity to support the growth of Internet users across the continent.

• Owalo said this will result in greater utilization of economic opportunities in the digital superhighway.

ICT and Digital economy CS Eliud Owalo during the MRS cluster launch in Nairobi on November 15,2022.
ICT and Digital economy CS Eliud Owalo during the MRS cluster launch in Nairobi on November 15,2022.
Image: ELIUD OWALO/TWITTER

Information, Communication and Digital Economy CS Eliud Owalo has officially commissioned the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Managed Root Server (MRS) in Kenya.

This is the first MRS in Africa and is expected to enhance the capacity to support the growth of Internet users across the continent.

ICANN president Goran Marby, ICT CS Eliud Owalo and other officials during the MRS cluster launch in Nairobi on November 15,2022.
ICANN president Goran Marby, ICT CS Eliud Owalo and other officials during the MRS cluster launch in Nairobi on November 15,2022.
Image: ELIUD OWALO/TWITTER

Owalo said this will result in greater utilization of economic opportunities in the digital superhighway.

"This investment is of tremendous value to Kenya and the African region," he said on Tuesday.

ICANN president Goran Marby during the MRS cluster launch in Nairobi on November 15,2022.
ICANN president Goran Marby during the MRS cluster launch in Nairobi on November 15,2022.
Image: ELIUD OWALO/TWITTER

The CS lauded the ICANN fraternity for choosing to establish the root server in Kenya.

ICANN president Goran Marby said the country was selected due to being one of the top nations with immense internet penetration.

ICANN president Goran Marby, ICT CS Eliud Owalo and other officials during the MRS cluster launch in Nairobi on November 15,2022.
ICANN president Goran Marby, ICT CS Eliud Owalo and other officials during the MRS cluster launch in Nairobi on November 15,2022.
Image: ELIUD OWALO/TWITTER

Kenya was ranked fourth in the continent.

He said the launch was in a bid to improve the user's access to the internet and its safety in the country and Africa at large.

"This is important in making the internet more secure, stable and resilient across the continent," he added.

ICANN president Goran Marby, ICT CS Eliud Owalo and other officials during the MRS cluster launch in Nairobi on November 15,2022.
ICANN president Goran Marby, ICT CS Eliud Owalo and other officials during the MRS cluster launch in Nairobi on November 15,2022.
Image: ELIUD OWALO/TWITTER
ICANN president Goran Marby, ICT CS Eliud Owalo and other officials during the MRS cluster launch in Nairobi on November 15,2022.
ICANN president Goran Marby, ICT CS Eliud Owalo and other officials during the MRS cluster launch in Nairobi on November 15,2022.
Image: ELIUD OWALO/TWITTER
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