The Network Information Center (NIC), also known as InterNIC from 1993 until 1998, was the internet governing body primarily responsible for domain name allocations and X.500 directory services. From its inception in 1972 until October 1, 1991, it was run by the Stanford Research Institute (now known as SRI International), and led by Jake Feinler. From October 1991 until September 18, 1998, it was run by Network Solutions. Thereafter, the responsibility was assumed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).It was accessed through the domain name, with email, FTP and World Wide Web services run at various times by SRI, Network Solutions, Inc.
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  • One company now owns almost a third of all registrars

    … TurnCommerce acquired another 299 registrar accreditations from ICANN over Christmas week. The company, which is behind domain properties including, now has at least 452 registrars in its stable. That’s over 31% of the 1,456 total currently reported by Internic. Each of the new accreditations is named “DropCatch”, followed…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
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