Domain Name Naming Authority

In domain name system terminology, the naming authority is the entity responsible for the allocation and distribution of domain names. A naming authority is often restricted to a particular level of domains such as .com, .net, or .edu.

See “Registering a Domain Name” and “Understanding Internet Governance” in the Did You Know…? section of Webopedia.
See also “Countries and Their Domain Extensions” in Webopedia’s
Quick Reference Section.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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