Feeds

Tech trials delay new Net registrars

Tedious process

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Rivals in the domain name registration field have had to delay business until June. Competition to sole provider Network Solutions (NSI) has been put off due to interoperability issues, according to TechWeb. On April 21 five companies were named to register Web addresses .com, .org, and .net. Industry Internet body ICANN said the test companies were expected to start registering URLs around April 26. But the five registrars -- AOL, the Internet Council of Registrars (Core), France Telecom, Melbourne IT and register.com -- are still waiting. NSI has been criticised of deliberately prolonging the process to keep the monopoly it has had since 1993. NSI spokesman Brian O’Shaughnessy objected: "It’s unfair to characterise that we have slowed down the process," he said. "This is new technology, new ground. There are security and stability issues." O’Shaughnessy added that problems in the security software was slowing registrations, but NSI was working to solve these problems. Each of the five companies had to cough up a $100,000 performance bond and $10,000 NSI fee before receiving the enabling software. This software must now be tested to ensure compliance with their own. "A significant amount of responsibility that had been assumed by NSI is being passed over to the registrars, some of which had never been contemplated, such as dispute resolution," said Ken Stubbs, Core chairman. "It's just a tedious process."®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Amazon says Hachette should lower ebook prices, pay authors more
Oh yeah ... and a 30% cut for Amazon to seal the deal
Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate reality' story to be made into TV series
Amazon Studios, Ridley Scott firm to produce The Man in the High Castle
Nintend-OH NO! Sorry, Mario – your profits are in another castle
Red-hatted mascot, red-colored logo, red-stained finance books
Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5
Want to use your iThing? You can't - it's too old
Joe Average isn't worth $10 a year to Mark Zuckerberg
The Social Network deflates the PC resurgence with mobile-only usage prediction
Chips are down at Broadcom: Thousands of workers laid off
Cellphone baseband device biz shuttered
Feel free to BONK on the TUBE, says Transport for London
Plus: Almost NOBODY uses pay-by-bonk on buses - Visa
Twitch rich as Google flicks $1bn hitch switch, claims snitch
Gameplay streaming biz and search king refuse to deny fresh gobble rumors
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.