Register a com, net or org Domain
Once upon a time, there was only one registrar in the gTLD domain registration business. However, to open up competition, numerous domain name registration service providers from around the world are providing .com, .net and .org domain name registration services. All registrars must be approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN is the non-profit corporation that was formed to assume responsibility for the IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions previously performed under U.S. Government contract.
The InterNIC is a concept for an integrated network information center that was developed by several companies in cooperation with the U.S. Government. InterNIC is a registered service mark of the U.S. Department of Commerce. At this time, there is a stand alone web site for InterNIC. According to the information at that site:
"To register a domain name, you will be asked to provide the registrar you select with the various contact and technical information that makes up the registration. The registrar will then keep records of the contact information and submit the technical information to a central directory known as the "registry." This registry provides other computers on the Internet the information necessary to send you e-mail or to find your web site. You will also be required to enter a registration contract with the registrar, which sets forth the terms under which your registration is accepted and will be maintained.
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For a list of all ICANN accredited registrars, both operational and non-operational, please visit the ICANN List of Accredited and Accreditation-Qualified Registrars.