Internic

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 internic.net, 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

    … by a number from 446 to 751. Each has a matching .com domain as its nominal base of operations and an associated LLC shell company. At $4,000 a year for the base accreditation fee, TurnCommerce must be spending close to $2 million a year in ICANN fees alone. Companies in the drop-catching business acquire large numbers of registrars in order to control…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
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