From: Kenneth Whistler (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Nov 29 2010 - 19:31:08 CST
> Now the question is, is there only one owner of .com? ICANN? Who?
"Domain names ending with .aero, .biz, .com, .coop, .info,
.museum, .name, .net, .org, or .pro can be registered through
many different companies (known as "registrars") that compete
with one another. ..."
"Only registrars accredited by the Internet Corporation for
Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) are authorized to register
.aero, .biz, .com, .coop, .info, .museum, .name, .net, .org, or .pro
So ICANN accredits many, many companies as registrars, and
they in turn handle the registrations.
> If this entity chooses to enforce confusables (does it?)
You'd have to ask *them*, not *it*, and the list is very, very
The list you check can be constrained however, as nominally
many of those registrars indicate only "English" names
in their registrar information. None in the accredited registrar
directory currently lists Kannada *or* Telugu, by the way,
although that is no guarantee that one or more of them
has not already registered IDNs with Kannada or Telugu
characters in them (or both).
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