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In order to help ccTLDs (country code top-level domain providers) meet and overcome challenges with security, resiliency, and network performance, NetActuate has announced a new grant program for emerging ccTLDs. The program will provide anycast and infrastructure services to help new ccTLDs build their global presence.

“As an ICANN participant and long-time steward of many open source projects (that include providing critical infrastructure services), we understand the challenges an emerging ccTLD can face when managing a global deployment,” said Mark Mahle, CEO and Principal Technology Architect of NetActuate. “We’re pleased to offer this special program to support ccTLDs starting up in emerging markets.”

Emerging ccTLDs provide an important service to residents of their country, state, or territory. Purchasing a ccTLD is very often limited to those doing business within that country, providing a wider range of domain options to local businesses serving local markets. When a site uses a ccTLD, Google assumes that site (and all the content on it) is specifically relevant to the geographic area targeted by the ccTLD, helping local residents find better and more relevant content to them. 

However, many emerging ccTLDs face significant financial barriers to launching a resilient, secure, and high-performing global deployment to support their DNS services. NetActuate’s grant program is designed to help emerging ccTLDs better serve their communities by giving them the network and infrastructure they need to build a self-sustaining, long-term service.

To apply for this program, please visit: netactuate.com/emerging-tld