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To register a domain name in the .com, .net, or .org domains, please contact one of the ICANN Accredited Registrars listed here.

To register a domain name in a country code TLD (such as .uk or .jp), please see the list of country codes here.


New and Noteworthy:

NEW: IANA Report on Request for .ca Redelegation Issued (1 December 2000)

Comments Requested on Recommendation on At Large Study Implementation (27 November 2000)

ICANN Announces Selections for New Top-Level Domains (16 November 2000)

Consumer Alert from US Federal Trade Commission: "Domain Name Registration Scams" (16 November 2000)

Second Advisory Concerning ESI Litigation (13 November 2000)

ICANN Meetings in Marina del Rey (13-16 November)

Discussion Draft of Letter to Governments Regarding ccTLD Managers Posted (12 November 2000)

Staff Working Paper on ICANN Cost Recovery Structure for Domain Name Registries (10 November 2000)

Advisory Concerning Regland Litigation (3 November 2000)

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a technical coordination body for the Internet. Created in October 1998 by a broad coalition of the Internet's business, technical, academic, and user communities, ICANN is assuming responsibility for a set of technical functions previously performed under U.S. government contract by IANA and other groups.

Specifically, ICANN coordinates the assignment of the following identifiers that must be globally unique for the Internet to function:

  • Internet domain names
  • IP address numbers
  • protocol parameter and port numbers

In addition, ICANN coordinates the stable operation of the Internet's root server system.

As a non-profit, private-sector corporation, ICANN is dedicated to preserving the operational stability of the Internet; to promoting competition; to achieving broad representation of global Internet communities; and to developing policy through private-sector, bottom-up, consensus-based means. ICANN welcomes the participation of any interested Internet user, business, or organization.

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