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Microsoft Now A Registrar

You can see it on the list of accredited domain name registrars: As of Halloween of this year, Microsoft is an ICANN accredited registrar. On October 31, Microsoft became a registrar of .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .name and .pro domains. Google became a registrar last year, in order to improve search results with data about domain registrations, and Microsoft may be doing the same. They may also be doing it as a more efficient way to handle all the domain registrations for Office Live.
(via ICANN Watch > Digg)

November 7th, 2006 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | General, Google | one comment
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  1. .pro? Guess I missed something.

    .pro (professional) is a generic top-level domain. It was created in 2002 and is operated by the Registry Services Corporation. The intention of the domain is to signal to web visitors that the website owner is a professional with valid credentials, but so far .pro has not been popular.

    Comment by Tim | 11/8/2006

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