June 18, 2001 - DomainZoo.com obtains ICANN
Accreditation of New Top-Level Domains .biz and .info
Registration Process To Begin This Fall
TUCSON, AZ, June 18, 2001
DomainZoo.com, Inc. announced today that it has finalized accreditation
agreements with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
for the new .biz and .info top-level domain (TLD). This will mark the first
introduction of new global top-level domains since the mid 1980s when the
current domain name system became operational.
This is a momentous step forward in
the continuing evolution of the Internet's domain name system," said Steve
Sullivan, President and CEO DomainZoo.com, Inc. "However, it is just one step
among many in a long process of providing consumers with the benefits of
competition through a variety of domain name options and services.,
Dot-info will be an unrestricted TLD,
open to any business or person to register for any purpose. Dot-biz will be a
restricted TLD open only for commercial or business purposes and .biz names are
not intended for exclusively personal or non-commercial purposes.
Registry operators NeuLevel (.biz) and
Afilias (.info) were among seven registry operators for new TLDs selected by the
ICANN Board of Directors in November 2000 following an open process for
submission of proposals. Agreements with the operators of .aero, .coop, .museum,
.name, and .pro are expected shortly.
DomainZoo.com in addition to other
ICANN accredited registrars in good standing for .com, .net and .org were
eligible to enter into revised accreditation agreements for the new TLDs.
Currently, there are more than 170 companies accredited with approximately 80
operational. A list of accredited registrars can be found at:
About DomainZoo.com: DomainZoo.com is
an official ICANN Accredited registrar for .com, .net and .org domains. In
addition, DomainZoo.coms ISP/Web Developer Program, ShoppingZoo, Resource
Center, Affiliate and Reward Programs all offer advantages and opportunities to
everyone. Detailed information is available on their website at
www.domainzoo.com. Founded in 1999, DomainZoo.com is headquartered in Tucson,
About ICANN: The Internet Corporation
for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a new global non-profit corporation
formed to oversee a set of the Internet's core technical management functions.
Between now and September 2000, ICANN will gradually be assuming responsibility
for coordinating the assignment of protocol parameters, the management of the
domain name system and root server systems, and the allocation of IP (Internet
Protocol) address space.