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A Registry is the database of all domain names registered under a certain TLD. A Registry Operator, also known as a Network Information Center (NIC), refers to person(s) or entity(ies) responsible for providing registry services. These services include customer database administration, zone file publication, DNS and DNSSEC operation, marketing and policy determination. A Registry may outsource some, all, or none of these services. Different registries exist for different TLDs.
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- On January 18, Karen Lentz posted a blog updating the community on the SUBPRO Operation Design Phase and identifying nine work tracks for the ODP.
- On January 19, ICANN appointed John Crain Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.
- On January 25, ICANN Organization released the hotly anticipated ODA for the SSAD project, which the GNSO Council and ICANN Board will discuss on January 27. In essence, ICANN expects to spend $20 to 27 million and take three to four years to develop the SSAD and $14 to 107 million to run it.
- Google Domains launched early access registrations for .day on January 25.
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