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Use a commercial domain name with a dynamic IP
Authored by: grossman on Jul 09, '04 04:30:11PM
Namecheap.com seems too good to be true -- they aren't ICANN accredited, though, are they? What does this mean, exactly? (The list of ICANN-accredited services can be seen at http://www.icann.org/registrars/accredited-list.html.) Jeff

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Use a commercial domain name with a dynamic IP
Authored by: grossman on Jul 09, '04 04:40:41PM

Oh, I'm sorry. Reading the Namecheap.com Registration Agreement more carefully, I see that:

Namecheap is a reseller to a registrar with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") for Top Level Domain Names (TLDs), currently .com, .net and .org. ICANN oversees registrations and other aspects of the TLDs. As a domain name reseller, Namecheap is, upon accepting your domain name registration application, your sponsor for that application. All domain name registrations we register for TLDs are not effective until we have delivered the domain name registration information you provide us to the registry administrator for the TLDs, as applicable, and the registry administrator puts into effect your domain name registration. Currently, the registry administrator for the .com, .net and .org TLDs is Network Solutions, Inc.

So Namecheap.com is just a reseller? How are they able to register for only $8.88, wwhen Network Solutions, Inc. is charging more like $35?

Thanks for your help. . .
Jeff

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