The Goals
of The Initiative


Add crucial capacity to support the anticipated growth in Internet use across Africa.


Diminish the risk of Internet service disruptions and degradation due to cyberattacks.


Buttress and enhance the overall resilience of the DNS infrastructure in Africa.

What Will This Initiative Achieve?

What Will This Initiative Achieve?

  • An IMRS installation is a deployment of multiple servers with large DNS query processing capacity, ensuring faster DNS responses within the region.
  • IMRS installations reduce the impact of cyberattacks, enhancing network security.
  • These installations also provide backup in the event of connectivity issues.


Phase 1: Deployment of Two IMRS Installations in Africa

  • Nairobi, Kenya: Launched in November 2022.
  • Cairo, Egypt: Launched in October 2023.


Phase 2: Expansion of IMRS Singles in Africa

  • Ongoing efforts to expand and enhance Internet resilience.
  • An IMRS Single is a single-server “appliance” designed to be hosted by an organization to improve Domain Name System (DNS) stability and experience by having a Root Server instance in close proximity.

This phase aims to explore:

  • Local Hosting: Encourage organizations with large networks to host IMRS instances, strengthening the Internet locally.
  • Upgrades: Work with current IMRS hosts to upgrade their system if required.


Who Can Get Involved:

  • Organizations with large networks can actively participate in this initiative.


Partner with ICANN:

  • Collaborate with ICANN through the Coalition for Digital Africa.
  • Refresh and add IMRS instances to streamline Internet traffic, boost network performance, and conserve bandwidth.
  • Contribute to a more resilient African Internet and showcase your commitment to global digital equity.


Your involvement in this initiative actively shapes the Internet infrastructure and supports a resilient DNS ecosystem, ultimately fostering a stable Internet in Africa. Join us in enhancing Africa's digital future.


For more information and to express interest in hosting an IMRS Single, contact