The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is an internationally organized, non-profit corporation. They coordinate the management of all technical elements of the Domain Name System to ensure that users of the Internet can find all valid addresses.
The full scope of their responsibilities includes:
- Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation
- Protocol identifier assignment
- Generic (gTLD) Top-Level Domain management (.com,. org etc.)
- Country code (ccTLD) Top-Level Domain management (.ca, .us, .cn etc.)
- Management of root server system functions
For more information, you can visit their website.
Policies & Resources:
Sets the timeline and process guidelines for domain name expirations and redemptions, outlining the related responsibilities of Registries and Registrars, and providing requirements as to how and when Registrants are notified.
Informative video tutorials to familiarize you with the basics of domain ownership.
These tutorials offer “plain language” summaries of terms related to Registrant Rights and Responsibilities as set out in the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA).
This information is sent to the Registrant in a WDRP message, via email. The message will contain a link to a page where the Registrant may update their Whois information, should they need to do so. If the Whois information is still up-to-date and complete, no action is required on the part of the Registrant. A lack of response on the part of Registrant is assumed to mean that the Whois info presented was accurate.
Tucows sends a WDRP messages to each Registrant 120 days before their domain’s expiry date. For domains that are registered for multiple years, this information is sent via email, 120 days before the anniversary of the domain’s initial registration date.