The explosive growth and commercialization
of the Internet has generated worldwide interest in new Top-Level
Domains (TLDs) and have new registries available to run them.
There is also a worldwide interest for corporations to register
their own corporate TLD without the need for a public registry.
Through various approved and accredited TLD Registrars all corporations
have the possibility to register their own Corporate TLD including
the millions of domain names that belong to it.
The Internet's popularity put considerable strain on the legacy
root system resources. This resulted in a scarcity of domain
names. The Public-Root
addresses and solves these problems by opening up competition
in the Top-Level Domain industry giving users a broad choice
of available domain names on the global Internet.
The INAIC's operations provide for the diversification, distribution
and expansion of the Public-Root through the launching, delegation
and creation of new TLDs. Our role is limited to ensuring that
new delegations do not affect the operational stability and
integrity of the domain
name system (DNS).
To meet this mandate the INAIC supports the direct participation
of the global Internet community in TLD delegation and registry
operations. Access to the Public-Root system by private and
public interests is guaranteed through the INAIC's open and
inclusive TLD listing policies. The INAIC's policies recognize
the diversity of the Internet community and the unlimited potential
of TLDs to promote and enhance communications.
New TLDs may address the needs and interests of a defined community.
A TLD may be general in scope and appeal to the global Internet
community or it can be specific to a geographical location or
Corporations, commercial enterprises and governments benefit
from the delegation of TLDs. Corporate TLDs have been used to
establish a web identity in conjunction with corporate trademarks
and intellectual property rights.
The INAIC promotes and encourages open competition and self-regulation
of the TLD industry. It is the registry operator’s responsibility
to ensure that the new TLD zone and registry perform reliably
and in compliance with technical standards.
There are 5 kinds of TLDs available on the Internet. More