i was just wondering to myself what is needed if i want to be my own domain registrar, as one of these days i wish to be a hosting provider and a domain registrar. now i know resller programs exsist that allow you to sell domains etc... but i don't want that i want to be my own and just wanted to know what software and hardware is needed?
You will need ICANN accreditation and some software for it. I would probably use existing software, DirectI has LogicBoxes, eNom offers their solution and a couple others have software you can buy/lease not sure on which/details but its out there for people with registrar status to purchase. I would imagine hardware requirements would depend on what system you decide to go with. That is one area I am not too familiar with.