NAP of the Americas

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NAP of the Americas

Network Access Point (NAP) of the Americas is a large data center[1] and Internet exchange point[2] in Miami, Florida, run by Verizon Terremark. It hosts one of the instances of the K-root of the Domain Name System.[3]

The building has six stories, and a floor area of around 70,000 square meters. Its construction was completed in 2001.[4]

NAP of the Americas serves as a relay for the Department of State's Diplomatic Telecommunications Service.[5]


  1. ^ Rich Miller (May 12, 2009). "A Look Inside the NAP of the Americas". Data Center Knowledge. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Euro-IX public resources". Retrieved 2013. 
  3. ^ "New Instance of RIPE NCC Operated K-root Server Deployed in Miami, USA". RIPE NCC. 29 July 2005. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  4. ^ Thomas Sparrow (31 January 2013). "Behind the scenes of Latin America's internet 'brain'". BBC News. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "5-FAH 2 H-510: DTS Network". U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Manual Volume 5 Handbook 2: Telecommunications Handbook. U.S. Department of State. June 6, 2012. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 25°46′56.63″N 80°11′35.21″W / 25.7823972°N 80.1931139°W / 25.7823972; -80.1931139