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The Domain Name Industry: Ecosystem

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Provides a high level view of the relationship between different parties within the Domain Name Industry (registry service providers, registry operators, registrars, resellers etc.), and how the Industry relates to the ICT Sector (ISPs etc.) and groups involved in internet coordination.

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The Domain Name Industry: Ecosystem

  1. 1. IRTF Internet Research Task Force irtf.org IAB Internet Architecture Board iab.org ISOC Internet Society internetsociety.org IETF Internet Engineering Task Force ietf.org IGF Internet Governance Forum intgovforum.org RIRs Regional Internet Registries GOV & INTERGOV ORGs ISO International Organization for Standardization iso.org W3C World Wide Web Consortium w3.org ICANN Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers icann.org INOG Internet Network Operators Group INTERNET IT AND NETWORK PRODUCTS AND SERVICES WEB-BASED APPLICATIONS, SERVICES AND CONTENT INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS RESELLERS REGISTRARS REGISTRY OPERATORS TELECOMMUNICATION PROVIDERS REGISTRY SERVICE PROVIDERS Organizations, businesses and individuals involved in the provision, support and sale of domain names. INTERNET COORDINATION LAYER ICT SECTOR DOMAIN NAME INDUSTRY Service providers and industries that contribute to the distribution and evolution of the Internet. They work cooperatively from their respective roles to create shared policies and standards that maintain the Internet’s global interoperability for the public good. This graphic is a living document, designed to provide a high level view of the relationship between the different parties of the Domain Name Industry. It is for illustrative purposes only and is not intended to be a definitive guide. Some of the names of the documents may vary. Please provide feedback at www.xplanations.com/domainnameindustry THE DOMAIN NAME INDUSTRY ECOSYSTEM Resellers are appointed by Registrars to increase their distribution network. RESELLERS Registrars manage the provisioning of domain names under a Top-Level Domain. REGISTRARS Registry Service Providers manage the technical operations in support of Registry Operators. REGISTRY SERVICE PROVIDERS Registry Operators are responsible for the management, administration, and promotion of a Top-Level Domain. REGISTRY OPERATORS 2013 |Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0

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