New Accredited Registrars Announced; Public Comments Invited on Proposed ICANN 2000-2001 Budget
New Accredited Registrars Announced
(May 11, 2000) The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced today that fourteen additional companies have qualified to be accredited as domain name registrars in the .com, .net and .org domains. They are:
Internet Limited dba 2Day.com (New
7DC, Inc. (Korea)
BB Online UK Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Datasource Network Australia Limited (Australia)
Domainsite.com, Inc. (United States)
FloridaNet, Inc. dba ValueWeb (United States)
Gal Communications Ltd. (Israel)
HKNet Company Limited (Hong Kong)
InfoBack Corporation (United States)
InnerWise, Inc. (United States)
Marksonline, Inc. (United States)
Mr. DomReg.com, Inc. (Canada)
Omnis Network, LLC (United States)
Siteleader, Inc. (United States)
These new 14 bring the total number of companies that have met the criteria for accreditation to 124. 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 Network Solutions, Inc.
For more information on ICANN accreditation and a list of all accredited registrars, see http://www.icann.org/registrars/accreditation.htm.
Public Comments Invited on Proposed ICANN 2000-2001 Budget
ICANN is in the process of formulating its budget for the 2000-2001 fiscal year. A draft budget developed through a consultative process with members of ICANN constituencies was posted on the ICANN web site on March 6 and discussed at the ICANN public meeting in Cairo on March 9. After revisions were made through additional consultation with members of the ICANN community, the proposed budget was discussed by the ICANN Board at its monthly meeting on May 4 and approved for posting for public comment.
The Board invites comments on the revised budget and has established a Public Comment Forum for that purpose. Comments should be made by June 1, 2000, so that they reach the Board in time for its consideration of adopting a budget at its June 2000 meeting.
To review the proposed budget and enter the public comment forum, see http://www.icann.org/financials/proposed-budget-04may00.htm.