Domain Names and Hosting - The Basics
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October 25, 2006
Official assignment - ICANN
(Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) has overall
responsibility for managing the DNS. It controls the root domain,
delegating control over each top-level domain to a domain name
For Country code top-level domain|ccTLDs, the domain
registry is typically controlled by the government of that country.
ICANN has a consultation role in these domain registries but is in no
position to regulate the terms and conditions of how a domain name is
allocated or who allocates it in each of these country level domain
On the other hand, generic top-level domains
(gTLDs) are governed directly under ICANN which means all terms and
conditions are defined by ICANN with the cooperation of the gTLD
Domain names which are theoretically leased can be considered
in the same way as real estate, due to a significant impact on online
brand building, advertising, search engine optimization, etc.
A few companies have offered cheap domain names, low-cost domain
names, below-cost domain names or even free domain registrations, with
a variety of models adopted to recoup the costs to the provider. These
usually require that domains are hosted on their site in a framework or
portal, with advertising wrapped around the user's content, revenue
from which allows the provider to recoup the costs.
However, Cheap Domain Names are really dirt cheap at the World's
Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com and at iPower.com without any catch!