Root Server

Learn about the root server behind the atPlatform

atRoot servers are the only centralized part of the atProtocol and are centralized to provide a single namespace and a global dependable platform. No data beyond the atSign and responding authoritative atSecondary server is held on the root servers. This information is considered public and no authentication is required to look up the atSecondary server for a particular atSign.

The atRoot servers have been designed to scale to billions of atSigns and handle the request for atSign lookups at near real-time, globally. To achieve this, in-memory databases are utilized and only the absolute minimum of data is stored.