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'''.net''' is a [[gTLD|generic top-level domain]] in the Internet [[DNS|Domain Name System]] managed and operated by [[Verisign]],  a recognized leader in internet security and performance structure.<ref>[http://www.verisigninc.com/en_US/products-and-services/domain-name-services/registry-services/net-domain-names/index.xhtml VeriSign]</ref> At present, .net is the world's third most-registered [[TLD|top-level domain]], with Germany's [[ccTLD]], [[.de]], in second place.<ref>[http://www.verisigninc.com/assets/domain-name-report-feb-2011.pdf The Domain Name Industry Brief]</ref><ref>[http://icannwiki.com/index.php/Domain_Statistics DomainStatistics, ICANNWiki.com]</ref><ref>[http://www.denic.de/ DENIC.de]</ref>
 
'''.net''' is a [[gTLD|generic top-level domain]] in the Internet [[DNS|Domain Name System]] managed and operated by [[Verisign]],  a recognized leader in internet security and performance structure.<ref>[http://www.verisigninc.com/en_US/products-and-services/domain-name-services/registry-services/net-domain-names/index.xhtml VeriSign]</ref> At present, .net is the world's third most-registered [[TLD|top-level domain]], with Germany's [[ccTLD]], [[.de]], in second place.<ref>[http://www.verisigninc.com/assets/domain-name-report-feb-2011.pdf The Domain Name Industry Brief]</ref><ref>[http://icannwiki.com/index.php/Domain_Statistics DomainStatistics, ICANNWiki.com]</ref><ref>[http://www.denic.de/ DENIC.de]</ref>
  
Verisign has been running [[.com]] and .net with 100% operational accuracy and stability for more than 15 years.<ref>[http://www.verisigninc.com/en_US/why-verisign/education-center/domain-names/index.xhtml Domain Names, VerisignInc.com]</ref>
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Verisign has been running [[.com]] and .net with 100% operational accuracy and stability for more than 15 years.<ref>[http://www.verisigninc.com/en_US/why-verisign/education-center/domain-names/index.xhtml Domain Names, VerisignInc.com]</ref>  By the end of quarter 2 of 2012, Verisign had 240 million domain names over all of the TLDs it operates, with .com and .net holding 49% of the TLD market share, a drop of 2% from quarter 1.<ref>[http://www.trefis.com/stock/vrsn/articles/146666/verisigns-dropping-com-and-net-is-a-troubling-trend/2012-10-03 Verisign’s Dropping .com And .net Is A Troubling Trend, trefis.com]</ref>
 
===History===
 
===History===
 
.net was originally intended for internet-referential purposes, though there are no current restrictions limiting it to certain entities. It was introduced in 1985 by [[IANA]], which is responsible for the overall coordination and management of the DNS; the organization was led by [[Jon Postel]] at the time. On January 28, 1986, the entities overseeing the DNS met and restructured its makeup to correspond to 8 TLDs, including .net, the others are: [[.gov]] (government), [[.edu ]] (American higher education), [[.mil]] (American military), [[.org]] (organization), [[.int]] (international, specifically NATO relations), [[.com]] (commercial purposes), [[.bitnet]] (computers on the BITNET network).<ref>[http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc920#page-2 RFC 920]</ref><ref>[http://www.livinginternet.com/i/iw_dns_name.htm IW DNS name, LivingInternet.com]</ref>
 
.net was originally intended for internet-referential purposes, though there are no current restrictions limiting it to certain entities. It was introduced in 1985 by [[IANA]], which is responsible for the overall coordination and management of the DNS; the organization was led by [[Jon Postel]] at the time. On January 28, 1986, the entities overseeing the DNS met and restructured its makeup to correspond to 8 TLDs, including .net, the others are: [[.gov]] (government), [[.edu ]] (American higher education), [[.mil]] (American military), [[.org]] (organization), [[.int]] (international, specifically NATO relations), [[.com]] (commercial purposes), [[.bitnet]] (computers on the BITNET network).<ref>[http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc920#page-2 RFC 920]</ref><ref>[http://www.livinginternet.com/i/iw_dns_name.htm IW DNS name, LivingInternet.com]</ref>
  
 
[[ICANN]] approved [[Verisign]]'s application to be the registry operator of the .net top-level domain name on May 25, 2001.<ref>[http://www.icann.org/en/tlds/agreements/verisign/net-index.htm ICANN]</ref> The .net agreement was most recently renewed in June, 2011, for another 6 years. It was a presumptive renewal given that Verisign only had to prove that it was meeting certain criteria to receive approval.<ref>[http://www.thedomains.com/2011/06/23/icann-approves-the-renewal-of-net-contract-with-verisign/ ICANN Approves The Renewal of Net Contract with Verisign, TheDomains.com]</ref>
 
[[ICANN]] approved [[Verisign]]'s application to be the registry operator of the .net top-level domain name on May 25, 2001.<ref>[http://www.icann.org/en/tlds/agreements/verisign/net-index.htm ICANN]</ref> The .net agreement was most recently renewed in June, 2011, for another 6 years. It was a presumptive renewal given that Verisign only had to prove that it was meeting certain criteria to receive approval.<ref>[http://www.thedomains.com/2011/06/23/icann-approves-the-renewal-of-net-contract-with-verisign/ ICANN Approves The Renewal of Net Contract with Verisign, TheDomains.com]</ref>
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 14:57, 16 October 2012

Net Logo.jpeg
Status: Active
country: International
Manager: Verisign
Registry Provider: Verisign
Registrations: 14.8 million
Type: 1985
Key People
Jon Postel, Original creator

.net is a generic top-level domain in the Internet Domain Name System managed and operated by Verisign, a recognized leader in internet security and performance structure.[1] At present, .net is the world's third most-registered top-level domain, with Germany's ccTLD, .de, in second place.[2][3][4]

Verisign has been running .com and .net with 100% operational accuracy and stability for more than 15 years.[5] By the end of quarter 2 of 2012, Verisign had 240 million domain names over all of the TLDs it operates, with .com and .net holding 49% of the TLD market share, a drop of 2% from quarter 1.[6]

History

.net was originally intended for internet-referential purposes, though there are no current restrictions limiting it to certain entities. It was introduced in 1985 by IANA, which is responsible for the overall coordination and management of the DNS; the organization was led by Jon Postel at the time. On January 28, 1986, the entities overseeing the DNS met and restructured its makeup to correspond to 8 TLDs, including .net, the others are: .gov (government), .edu (American higher education), .mil (American military), .org (organization), .int (international, specifically NATO relations), .com (commercial purposes), .bitnet (computers on the BITNET network).[7][8]

ICANN approved Verisign's application to be the registry operator of the .net top-level domain name on May 25, 2001.[9] The .net agreement was most recently renewed in June, 2011, for another 6 years. It was a presumptive renewal given that Verisign only had to prove that it was meeting certain criteria to receive approval.[10]

References