gTLD Registries Archive
On 14 Dec 2002 the DNSO was replaced by the GNSO. The last DNSO gTLD Constituency page.
Former Names Council Representation
The WIA map (February 1998) is partly outdated.
The official ICANN documents include the correct one, for example: <http://www.icann.org/correspondence/roberts-testimony-14feb01.htm (Testimony of Michael M. Roberts Before U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Communications).
There is no much difference in geography between the two constellations (www.wia.org and Mike Roberts document), only names are updated (no more reference to NSI-NSF etc).
According to Mike Roberts document:
ROOT-SERVERS name org city type a NSI Herndon, VA, US com b USC-ISI Marina del Rey, CA, US edu c PSInet Herndon, VA, US com d U of Maryland College Park, MD, US edu e NASA Mt View, CA, US usg f Internet Software C. Palo Alto, CA, US com g DISA Vienna, VA, US usg h ARL Aberdeen, MD, US usg i NORDUnet Stockholm, SE int j NSI (TBD) Herndon, VA, US (com) k RIPE London, UK int l ICANN Marina del Rey, CA, US org m WIDE Tokyo, JP edu
Domain names registration
Generic TLDs - gTLDs, each with its charter for registration
To register a domain name in the .aero, .biz, .com, .coop, .info, .museum, .name, .net, .org, .pro domains, please contact one of the ICANN Accredited Registrars: <http://www.icann.org/registrars/accredited-list.html>
Restricted generic TLDs (gTLDs)
The .gov domain <http://www.nic.gov> is reserved exclusively for the United States Government.
The .mil domain <http://www.nic.mil> is reserved exclusively for the United States Military.
The .edu domain <http://www.educause.edu/edudomain/> is registered through Educause.
The .int domain is used for registering organizations established by international treaties between or among national governments. Full details, including the requirements and a link to the application form can be found at IANA's .int registry information page.
Country code TLDs (ccTLDs)
To register a domain name in a country code TLD (such as .br, .ca, .cn, .de, .fr, .jp, .mg, .mx, uk, ... ), please contact the corresponding ccTLD registry: <http://www.iana.org/cctld/cctld.htm>.
The list of ccTLD's Nic-handles is helpful for the whois queries <http://www.dnso.org/dnso/ccTLDs-handles.html>.
See also the list of URLs for ccTLD Registries around the world mainained by the Norwegian Registry <http://www.uninett.no/navn/domreg.html>.
The list of States party to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property is maintained at <http://www.wipo.org/eng/ratific/d-paris.htm>.
The United Nations Statistics Division provides information on Standard Country or Area Codes and Geographical Regions for Statistical Use <http://www.un.org/Depts/unsd/methods/m49.htm>.
The ccTLDs are based on the ISO3166 code. For more information see the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency website <http://www.din.de/gremien/nas/nabd/iso3166ma/>.
Excerpt from "How to get a country name into ISO 3166-1" <http://www.din.de/gremien/nas/nabd/iso3166ma/get_name.html>:
Since 2000 ICANN/IANA had to state on Delegation/Redelagation/Deletion for ccTLDs:
NOTE, Oct 2001: We note that IANA publishes now list of IANA reports since 2000 at <http://www.iana.org/domain-names.htm>.
Please note that ccTLD's policies vary. The list of URLs above is intended to help you to find the following information: