Who is responsible for domain zones .com, .net, .org, etc.

Started by JacobLindS, Jan 30, 2023, 09:19 AM

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Hello there.

I would like to inquire about the entities in charge of the domain zones. In France, the "Coordination Center of the National Internet Domain" is accountable for the .FR domain.
Moving on, I'm curious, who holds responsibility for the administration of .com, .net, and .org zones?


Use the link https://wiki.rrpproxy.net/domains/tlds?type=gtld to access information about top-level domains.

To check the registration information for a .com domain, run the command "whois com" on your terminal.

The domain registry for .com is managed by VeriSign Global Registry Services, which is located at 12061 Bluemont Way, Reston Virginia 20190, United States.

Similarly, you can find registration information for other top-level domains on the website linked above.


Archive.icann.org/en/tlds is where you can find information about ICANN's role in coordinating the old general purpose zones which includes .com, .net, and .org.

The zones are categorized into two: with a sponsor and without a sponsor. You may be familiar with the term "sponsor" in the context of drug addiction, wherein it refers to former drug addicts who provide guidance and support for those currently undergoing recovery. In the case of ICANN, a sponsor serves as a coordinator or curator. However, .com, .net, and .org do not have a sponsor, making them subject to ICANN's broader regulatory policies.