What is ICANN?
ICANN or The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is a nonprofit private organization which was created to oversee a number of internet-related tasks. ICANN is quite often referred to as the governing body of the Internet and is responsible for the co-ordination of the global internet's systems of unique identifiers and, in particular, ensuring its stable and secure operation.
Importance of ICANN & ICANN accreditation
To reach another person on the Internet you have to type an address into your computer -- a name or a number. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN coordinates these unique identifiers across the world. Without that coordination, we wouldn't have one global Internet. ICANN has contracts with registries (such as dot-com or dot-info) and registrars (companies that sell domain names to individuals and organizations, such as TrustP), that help define how the domain name system functions and expands.
What does "ICANN Accredited Domain Registrar" mean?
The ICANN Accredited Registrar logo represents a sign of trust, stability and strength. An ICANN Accredited Domain registrar is accredited to register domain names and administer providing domain services to the public.
What does it take to be an ICANN accredited Domain Registrar?
Starting up as an ICANN Accredited Domain Registrar involves some critical steps:
• The first step is to determine if the particular registrar meets the minimum requirements set by ICANN -- bank guarantee, insurance, technical capabilities and human resources.
• According to industry resources, domain registrars must pay at least $4,000 to ICANN for starting up.
• Domain registrars may also have to go through companies like VeriSign or others in order to get full accreditation.
What is the importance of buying domains from an ICANN Accredited Domain Registrar?
TrustP is among the few ICANN Accredited web hosting registrars and a leading provider of ICANN accredited domain names. ICANN regularly monitors us to ensure that we are compliant with the all the guidelines, from support and security point of view.
So when you purchase a domain from TrustP you can be assured that you are dealing with a certified entity that will provide you with the best security and support for your domain.
More information can be found at ICANN.
TrustP is accredited under the name ZNet Technologies Pvt. Ltd.