Domain Sellers

Written by Jessica Duquette
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Who Manages Domain Sellers?

Domain sellers are monitored by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This organization was set up to control the allocation of web space. In the early days of the internet, the U.S. government in conjunction with the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) controlled these initiatives.

Without individually identifiable addresses, some websites would be confused by others. While many domain names may sound alike (shoes.com vs. shoe.com) the IP address is another unique identifier that helps distinguish between sites. It is the job of ICANN to ensure smooth navigation throughout the internet.

Working to Improve the Internet

ICANN has also been responsible for lowering the cost charged by domain sellers. Domain names are now nearly 80% cheaper than they were before the formation of ICANN. Overseeing this organization is an internationally diverse board of directors.

ICANN was also responsible for increasing the number of available domains for internet use. In the year 2000, ICANN implemented seven new alternative level domain names. Among these were: .aero, .biz, .coop, and .info.


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