ICANN: Final Procedure for Designating Subsequent net-domains Registry Operator Written by Hans Peter Oswald
ICANN is reporting, that a new operator for net-domains registry will be designated in March 2005. The whole process for net-domains is similiar to transition of org-domains to a new registry. According to ICANN current Registry Agreement between ICANN and VeriSign, Inc. concerning net-domains was signed in May 2001, and will expire on 30 June 2005. The agreement concerning net-domain provides that ICANN, no later than 30 June 2004, will adopt an open and transparent procedure for designating a new Registry Operator of net-domains.
The final procedure of reassignment has been developed through a process containing a public comment period. After review of many comments about net-domain in public comment period, draft procedure was developed by ICANN Board of Directors at 29 June 2004 Board Meeting.
Great Promotion by At-DomainsWritten by Hans-Peter Oswald
ICANN accredited registrar Secura announces today, that company is accepting registration of at-domains from customers, who live outside Austria and Germany.(https://www.domainregistry.de/at-domain.html)
At-domains are domains from Austria. This is special interesting, because in English, "at" has a meaning. You could form combination with files, which are sentences like e.g. http://www.buy.at/home.
If your desired name is taken at ."at", you can try to register it at .co.at or or.at .
If you want to have a strong presence in Austria, it is recommended, that you register your name as well at ".at" as at .co.at, info.at, biz.at and .or.at. Otherwise a competitor could annoy you by registering your name at .co.at and .or.at.