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New Accredited Registrars Announced

10 November 2000

(November 10, 2000) The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced today that twenty-four (24) additional companies have qualified to be accredited as domain name registrars in the .com, .net and .org domains. They are:

These new 24 bring the total number of companies that have met the criteria for accreditation to 159. The new registrars will become part of the Shared Registration System ("SRS"), the domain name registration system for competitive registrars in the .com, .net, and .org top-level domains. Stability of the Internet and continuity for consumers are protected by the requirement that every business desiring to become a registrar in top-level domains must first become accredited by ICANN. Under the SRS competing ICANN-accredited registrars register domain names utilizing one shared, central registry operated and maintained by Verisign Global Registry Services. Inc.

For more information on ICANN accreditation and a list of all accredited registrars, see http://www.icann.org/registrars/accreditation.htm.