NIC.ac

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Type: Privately held
Industry: Internet
Founded: 1997
Headquarters: ICB Plc.9 Queens Road

Bournemouth Dorset BH2 6B

Country: UK
Employees: 100
Website: Nic.ac
Key People
Paul Kane, Manager

Nic.ac is the Registry for the country code top-level domain name .ac Ascension Island and a subsidiary of the Internet Computer Bureau (ICB). Paul Kane is the manager of the registry.

The company is based in United Kingdom and it has offices in the United States and Japan. NIC.ac servers are located in Amsterdam, London, Melbourne, New York, San Francisco and Tokyo.

Registrars

Nic.ac offers domain name registration, management,renewal and individuals can also purchase their desired domain names.[1] Registration of .ac domain name is open for everyone and it is being offered internationally by its accredited registrars worldwide which include Instra Corporation, Melbourne IT, French Connexion, INDOM, Key-Systems GmbH, Asadal Domain Center, Nominalia, IP Mirror Pte Ltd, CyberQuest UK etc. [2]

NIC.ac and ICANN

Nic.ac through its manager Paul Kane, was one of the CENTR members that supported ICANN to improve the services of IANA, the central road-map database of the Internet since 2003. One of the projects NIc.ac supported was the automation project called e-IANA endorsed by ccTLD Registries around the world that will improve the efficiency of the IANA service to the Registry Community.[3]

Recently, Paul Kane was the only representative from United Kingdom chosen by ICANN to serve as a Trusted Community Representative (TCR) responsible for safe-guarding a share of the ROOT Zone's DNSSEC Recovery Key.[4]

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