(The Hosting News) – INOC, a 24×7 Network Operations Center (NOC) and global provider of NOC monitoring, reporting and support services, announces today a strategic partnership with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), in which INOC will provide a year-round, 24/7 Network Operations Center (NOC) to support the New generic Top-Level Domains (gTLD) Program.
ICANN’s New gTLD Program is designed to increase competition, innovation and consumer choice in the domain name space, enabling any established entity in the world to apply for its own top-level domain. Before the program, only 22 options were available, ‘.com’ being the most common. This program has made it possible for brands, communities and organizations to express themselves in ways never imagined before, including the usage of non-Latin scripts, like Cyrillic, Chinese, or Arabic.
“We are proud to support ICANN on an initiative that will truly revolutionize the Internet as we know it,” says Prasad Ravi, CEO of INOC. “The unique nature of the New gTLDs Program is not only a testament to INOC’s ability to deliver uptime to companies around the world, but also tailor solutions to meet our customers’ specific requirements and processes – no matter how complex they may be.”
INOC works closely with ICANN as well as domain name Registries, external contractors and network operators across the globe to monitor the uptime, security and availability of the program’s newly established gTLDs. INOC’s team of experienced engineers is able to pinpoint geo-located problems, execute notifications and help ICANN’s vast array of global customers rapidly restore their services.
INOC is a 24×7 NOC and global provider of outsourced NOC monitoring and reporting services for enterprises and carriers. From a primary NOC in Madison, WI, and a Disaster Recovery NOC near Chicago, IL, INOC’s 24×7 staff provides a hands-on approach to incident resolution. INOC proactively processes critical IT support issues and delivers timely information to improve the uptime, availability and performance of applications, servers, and networks. A client web portal, NOCVIEW4, provides extensive reporting capabilities and visibility into IT infrastructure monitoring and support activity in real-time. INOC cost-effectively integrates 24×7 NOC support into a client’s existing IT operation to deliver greater uptime. For more information on INOC and its services, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1-877-NOC-24X7 (+1-877-662-2497). You will also find additional information on our website, www.inoc.com, or by following INOC on Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.
ICANN’s mission is to ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet you have to type an address into your computer – a name or a number. That address has to be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN coordinates these unique identifiers across the world. Without that coordination, we wouldn’t have one global Internet. ICANN was formed in 1998. It is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet’s unique identifiers. ICANN doesn’t control content on the Internet. It cannot stop spam and it doesn’t deal with access to the Internet. But through its coordination role of the Internet’s naming system, it does have an important impact on the expansion and evolution of the Internet. For more information please visit: www.icann.org.