by Webnme2 on Mar 19th 2010
Assigned Names and Numbers
- ICANN – Main Website – Operations and Policy
- InterNIC® – Public Info – Domain Name System, Registration and Registrars
- Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)
- Technical coordination of the assignment of parameters in over 120 identifier spaces including MIME media types, port numbers, private enterprise numbers, and protocol numbers.
- Information about existing assignments and how to obtain a new assignment.
- Responsible for the technical aspects of assigning top-level domains (including ccTLDs) within the Internet’s domain name system, for coordinating of the IP-address allocation system operated in conjunction with the Regional Internet Registries (APNIC, ARIN, and RIPE NCC)
- Oversight over the technical operation of the Internet’s root-nameserver system.
- ICANN’s Address Supporting Organization (ASO) – Develops recommendations for global policies concerning allocation of IP addresses and Autonomous System (AS) numbers.
- ICANN’s Domain Name Supporting Organization (DNSO) – Develops recommendations for global policies concerning the Internet’s domain-name system (DNS).
- ICANN Forum – Comment on ICANN Related Topics
- ICANN At-Large Members Site
- ICANN’s Protocol Support Organization (PSO) – Provides advice to the ICANN Board on the assignment of parameters for Internet protocols.
Domain Name Disputes
Domain Name – General
- Distribution by Top-Level Domain Name by Host Count
- Domain Name Registries
- Internet Domain Survey
- Keeping Watch On Your Domain Name Article “Malicious impostors sow seeds of disinformation” provides useful tips.
Domain Name Registration
DOMAIN NAME REGISTRARS
Please check the list of accredited registrars before entering into a contract to buy a domain name.
- NameSecure – Lycos
- Verisign.com/Network Solutions
Sample list of Domain Name Registrars – there are many more
Before you register a domain name, please be aware that all domain registrars are not the same. Prices for registration will vary. Some will offer free or reduced price hosting. Some offer more features. Compare the services and pricing plans of registrars before making a decision. You may also want to see whether there are any registrar reviews on the web. There are a few below to get you started.
Domain Name Registrar Reviews
- Consumersearch.com Reviews of Domain Registrars
- DomainsBot – Reviews
of Domain Registrars – Ease, Price, Services, Offerings – Recommended
- 100 Best Domain Names –
Registrar Reviews and Ratings
Search Expired Domain Name & Registration