I asked ICANN if I can register directly

ICANN may I register with you directly?
Submitted by relik on Thu, 2009-01-15 15:43.

ok I’m not trying to hurt the registrars business actually I would like to have a business of my own someday for people who don’t know how to register or just need someone to register for them. The reason I say this is because I don’t see why my government is telling me I have to pay someone else to have a domain name on Americas computer. unless I should pay the government so that the company ICANN can pay the people for keeping our computer up and running safely. I have no problem with that but I don’t wanna pay someone else for this. ICANN definitely needs to charge me and the world for a domain name. Actually I think America and the president of the united states of America agrees with charging for this. Because we owe a lot of money and we don’t need to be paying someone to pay ICANN to keep Americas computer running. I’m sure all our registrars agree with us on this one. As a matter of fact our registrars should be working with ICANN for this. I would help but I can’t seem to get php running because of another country anyways.

how much will I have to pay ICANN for this regardless ICAN should be charging enough money to pay for itself. That or it should be free and using as little tax money as it can.

Also Im curious to know what you think.
Comment on my comment or just comment!!!

The reason I say this is because I don’t see why my government is telling me I have to pay someone else to have a domain name on Americas computer.

I didn’t know until now that there were American-owned top level domains. I wonder how that happened. Which ones do you mean?

I believe and am quite sure that ICANN is a name that belongs to the United States of America. I think america bought internet for america and the peaple that work for the companies that where bought haven’t got around to making a government registration form for the public. It used to be one individual person who owned the computer we all touch when we use the internet. I think Bill Gates but im not sure. Anyways I learned about ICANN when I wanted to see how to register a domain name directly with company in charge of the internet. Unfortunatly they disn’t have any place to register directly or I didn’t look hard enough.

                                            [relik muD](http://relik.ath.cx)

I believe and am quite sure that ICANN is a name that belongs to the United States of America. I think america bought internet for america and the peaple that work for the companies that where bought haven’t got around to making a government registration form for the public. It used to be one individual person who owned the computer we all touch when we use the internet. I think Bill Gates but im not sure. Anyways I learned about ICANN when I wanted to see how to register a domain name directly with company in charge of the internet. Unfortunatly they disn’t have any place to register directly or I didn’t look hard enough.

                                            [relik muD](http://relik.ath.cx)

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I’m not sure what the topic of the first post was here, so if you could
elaborate a bit on that it would be helpful; in the meantime there are a
few errors to clear up…

ICANN is indeed a non-profit company based in the USA. Perhaps that is
what you mean by ‘ICANN is a name that belongs to the United States of
America’.

>>> ‘I think america bought internet for america and the people that…’

I have no idea what you are trying to say here. The original network
that eventually evolved into the Internet as we know it today was
originally formed by the ARPA/DARPA, which is a US government agency.
The original purpose of the network was to provide communication all
across the country in the event of a nuclear disaster. Over time the
network allowed educational facilities (universities primarily) to
access the network as well to communicate with one another. Finally in
the 1990’s it was opened up for commercial use and it has grown
substantially since then. In this way, yes, the USA setup the
foundation of the Internet and has a population that is one of the
largest users still, but that is about where the government ends these
days (give or take… check the history for details on these lines).
ICANN specifically holds its meetings all over the world
(geographically, not by Internet usage even) to make sure it can be
reached by people everywhere at some point in time.

>>> It used to be one individual person who owned the computer…

This is just ridiculous. No one individual ever owned a single computer
that we all “touched”. See the previous response. Bill Gates is just a
rich man who made a significant portion of his fortune because of
computer software, which has nothing at all to do with the foundation of
the Internet except that it is sometimes found used by those who are
online (you, me, etc.).

>>> …I wanted to see how to register a domain name directly…

I think at this point it’s important to figure out what you intend to do
at the end of your current project. ICANN makes available the DNS
registration duties to other companies who pay it for the privilege. I
do not think there is a way to register a domain name directly with
ICANN, but there would be no benefit to doing so anyway. You can sign
up to become a domain registrar though the fee is substantially more
than what you would pay to just get your domain name and move on.

Good luck.

errigour wrote:
> I believe and am quite sure that ICANN is a name that belongs to the
> United States of America. I think america bought internet for america
> and the peaple that work for the companies that where bought haven’t got
> around to making a government registration form for the public. It used
> to be one individual person who owned the computer we all touch when we
> use the internet. I think Bill Gates but im not sure. Anyways I learned
> about ICANN when I wanted to see how to register a domain name directly
> with company in charge of the internet. Unfortunatly they disn’t have
> any place to register directly or I didn’t look hard enough.
>
>
>
> ‘relik muD’
> (http://relik.ath.cx)
>
>
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Yeah, it’s a scandal. I tried to buy a can of Coca Cola directly from the Coca Cola company but they just referred me to the local supermarket. I was persistent but the second and subsequent times they gave me the number for a mental health helpline. That’s the last time I’ll drink Coke. I’m going to buy my next icann, I mean can, from the Pepsi Cola company directly. Wish me luck.

lol!

PS: In a serious note, please read up on what ICANN does and why the registration of domain names and assignment of IP address ranges is delegated. Try here:

ICANN - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

On Thu January 15 2009 10:30 pm, ab@novell.com wrote:

<snip>

>
>>>> It used to be one individual person who owned the computer…
>
> This is just ridiculous. No one individual ever owned a single computer
> that we all “touched”. See the previous response. Bill Gates is just a
> rich man who made a significant portion of his fortune because of
> computer software, which has nothing at all to do with the foundation of
> the Internet except that it is sometimes found used by those who are
> online (you, me, etc.).
>
ab is correct, but just to elaborate a bit. The first web browser was Mosiac,
developed by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). The
developers of Mosaic eventually formed NetScape. Microsoft was actually
quite late getting into the game. It appeared that Microsoft did not
initially see any future in the Internet. The first generation of Internet
Explorer was never widely adopted. Prior to Mosaic, the main applications on
the web were ftp and gopher.


P. V.
“We’re all in this together, I’m pulling for you.” Red Green

Dang I remember Mosaic when I use Compuserve…lol My first computer
was a Commodore VIC-20 that I had to build my own 300baud modem to
connect to a friends BBS.


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On Thu January 15 2009 11:58 pm, Malcolm wrote:

> [QUOTE=PV]On Thu January 15 2009 10:30 pm, ab@novell.com wrote:
>
> <snip>
>
<snip>
> Dang I remember Mosaic when I use Compuserve…lol My first computer
> was a Commodore VIC-20 that I had to build my own 300baud modem to
> connect to a friends BBS.
>
When I used Compuserve I wrote my own Xmodem program to do downloads. I
bought a couple TI99’s for my kids when TI dropped out of the computer
market. The first computer I actually owned was SAGEII (running UCSD
p-System). I started programming on a CDC 3600 circa 1963.

P. V.
“We’re all in this together, I’m pulling for you.” Red Green

The first web browser was Mosiac
Almost as fascinating as the first post. rotfl!

I remember the golden days of the Internet, you could simply submit the domain name you wanted (forget who to now!) and it was yours, free of any charges!

Also you could grab a whole C-class of IP addresses for nothing.

Those were the days :).

…although compiling the Linux (read as redhat) kernel on an ultra fast 486/DX50 took the best part of 2 days :O.

> Also Im curious to know what you think.

I think because your question makes no sense when compared to the
reality of the situation, you should do some self study on where the
internet came from (it was NOT invented by Bill Gates), how it got to
where it is today (NOT just an American effort, though it grew out of
a U.S. Defense Department program and was GIVEN to the world) and
then come back when you can ask a question from an informed position
of understanding.

you might START your self study here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICANN
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_name
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Assigned_Numbers_Authority

There are many other areas which you need to understand–THEN ask again.