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    Who owns all the domains?

    Ok, i want to get another domain, but dont want to pay for it! Where do godaddy.com and all these other people get the domains they sell from?

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    You want another domain, but dont want to pay for it? You made it sound like "I want another burger, but don't want to pay for it" ...

    By the way, GoDaddy and the gang are ICANN-accredited registrars, if that's what you are asking for:

    http://icann.org/registrars/accredited-list.html
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    you want something and you dont want to pay for it?

    get a .tk domain its free
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    Re: Who owns all the domains?

    Originally posted by jb11223
    Ok, i want to get another domain, but dont want to pay for it! Where do godaddy.com and all these other people get the domains they sell from?
    godaddy and all the rest *pay* for them to ICANN and NSI

    there are a few domain extensions where the central registry for that tld doesn't *currently* make a charge, .tk for example however be aware that several providers simply blackhole the domains as they're used a lot by scammers, spammers and freeloaders.
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    get a .tk domain its free
    i don't think he/she won't a .tk he wants a .com FREE

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    Originally posted by plutonas
    i don't think he/she won't a .tk he wants a .com FREE

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    i don't find anything funny men

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    Re: Re: Who owns all the domains?

    Originally posted by othellotech
    .tk for example however be aware that several providers simply blackhole the domains as they're used a lot by scammers, spammers and freeloaders.
    True. Last time I talked to a VP of .tk, I was told that .tk domains are NOT accessible from e.g. China AT ALL.
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    I do. Why would anybody in their right mind think that somebody would be giving away domain names? Yes, in the past we have had large companies try promotional deals but where are they today? Not giving away FREE domains anymore that's for sure.

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    FREE domains anymore that's for sure.
    why not men?

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    Well young man it's called the economy. Normally a business model that eats $6.xx at a time with nothing to gain in return is a BAD model.

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    Neo has them all - welcome to the Matrix.

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    yes
    but you can earn from ads

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    Namezero and NameDemo used to be a couple of places that would register domains for you for free. And they tried the banner thing, but there's no quality control when you register names for everyone, so they never made their $$$ back from the domain itself, let alone make any profits.

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    oh,
    sad

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    Hence, no free lunch for .com, .net, .org, etc.

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    Hence, no free lunch for .com, .net, .org, etc.
    since last month it was one
    www.******************
    but it is close now

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    since it turned into **********'s then its BAD
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    WHat im asking is who creates all the names, Where do Godaddy and all these other companys buy their names from?

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    If a name does not exist already, it is created at the Registry level. There are various Registries: Verisign handles .com/.net, PIR handles .org, Afilias handles .info, Neulevel handles .biz

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    Read until your hearts content.
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