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How Do Companies Like GoDaddy Works ??

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by host32, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. host32

    host32 Regular Member

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    Hi,

    since i started to get involve in this IM i always wondered how domain registrations sites works ??? who gave them the permission to run this kind of service,

    and when i register domain name, what is actually happening behind the scene ??

    and lets say that i'd like to open a domain registration company what should i do ? (not really just asking)


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  2. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    The requirements to become an actual registrar are strict and costly. If you're just starting out you will not be able to become a registrar, you'll need to settle for domain reselling. If your company is big enough to be a registrar you will not be reselling or using vps's, you'll have to own physical servers and either have them colocated at a datacenter or own your own datacenter.

    For example, the application fee for icann is $2500 - non-refundable. The $2500 is merely to process your application, it does not mean that your application will be accepted at all and if it isn't accepted you will not get your money back.

    If your company is accepted the cost is $4000/yr + an additional monthly fee which varies from month to month.

    In order to become a registrar your company must have at least $70,000 in available capital.

    As you can see, unless you're planning on owning your own servers and have major investors there is absolutely no chance of becoming a registrar with icann. All the info on this is available here: http://www.icann.org/registrars/accreditation.htm
     
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    thatguy11221 Newbie

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  4. host32

    host32 Regular Member

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    Thanks guys !