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general internet question

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Mr. Mang, Jul 26, 2002.

  1. Mr. Mang

    Mr. Mang Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 27, 2002 Messages: 2,901 Likes Received: 1
    who has the right to sell domain names? and how do THEY have access to giving them to you? i always wondered that.


    why the hell do i have to go through these people ot get a domain name? why are THEY charging? how did they hook me up with a domain name?

  2. Canadiano

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  4. Grandola

    Grandola Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 16, 2002 Messages: 1,773 Likes Received: 0
    word. someone gots to know...
    you just gotta!
  5. beardo

    beardo Guest

    they register thousands of rnadom domain names and if you want to make a site that they already registered you have to buy it from them. genius.
  6. kissmyass#1

    kissmyass#1 Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 8, 2002 Messages: 1,071 Likes Received: 0
  7. colour

    colour Member

    Joined: Feb 3, 2002 Messages: 906 Likes Received: 0
    its actually very complex but here are some basics.

    the actual domain name service provider is called "internic" while registrars such as register.com only have the ability to register names with internic.

    i am not entirely sure how you go about being a registrar.

    you can register domain names in bulk which is cheaper and you can resell them.

    theres a lot of people behind the domain name scene, these people have to regulate what you can register or id get out of hand. recently theyve added new extensions such as .biz and whatever, i could go on forever and ever on how big business has their hands in all this but it does really get extremely complex so i wont bother.