Microsoft is ICANN Accredited Domain Name Registrar

Want to buy domain names from Microsoft? it could soon become true. Netcraft reports that Microsoft has become an ICANN-accredited domain registrar, giving it the ability to sell domains directly to its customers. They say “Microsoft had been reselling domain names from Melbourne IT, a registrar based in Australia that also provides wholesale domains to Yahoo and other hosting providers”.

Take a quick look at the ICANN-Accredited domain name registrars list that shows Microsoft is allowed to register top level domain names like .biz, .com, .info, .name, .net, .org, and .pro. Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is responsible for the global coordination of the Internet’s system of unique identifiers.

Google entered the race long back but is still not selling domain names yet. I still register my domain names with Godaddy. Now lets see what Microsoft does with it new powers…

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