What the hell is the root zone?

We’ve interviewed several of the key players in new TLDs over the last couple of years, as well as talking quite a bit about domain names and the DNS.

But what exactly is the “root zone”?

What are “root servers”?

Why do they matter?

Why does anyone care?

With so much talk about IANA and the transition in recent months (lots of articles falsely describing how the US was going to give up control of the internet, for example) ICANN have come up with a graphic to try and explain it all:


What do you think?


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