What is ICANN?
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is responsible for managing and coordinating the Domain Name System (DNS) to ensure that every address is unique and that all users of the Internet can find all valid addresses. It does this by overseeing the distribution of unique IP addresses and domain names. It also ensures that each domain name maps to the correct IP address.
ICANN is also responsible for accrediting the domain name registrars. “Accredit” means to identify and set minimum standards for the performance of registration functions, to recognize persons or entities meeting those standards, and to enter into an accreditation agreement that sets forth the rules and procedures applicable to the provision of Registrar Services.
ICANN‘s role is very limited, and it is not responsible for many issues associated with the Internet, such as financial transactions, Internet content control, spam (unsolicited commercial email), Internet gambling, or data protection and privacy.
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Domain Name Registration or Transfer
Domain names are essential to having an online presence. They are an easy way for people to know where to find your website and to send you emails. A domain name is a human-readable “address” on the Internet. Domain names usually have extensions, like .com, .net, or .org, e.g. example.com. Fun Fact: The most expensive internet domain name was sold for $13 million. Without a domain name, it would be necessary for everyone to know the exact IP address of the machine where your website is currently hosted (need hosting?). That might be fine if there was just one, but eventually everyone would have to start making a list somewhere, with the names of websites and their corresponding IP addresses they want to remember just so they could keep track of them all.
Registering a domain name is easy. First, you will need to check if your domain is available, which can be done using the domain name checker
. Once you have confirmed that your domain is available, you can register it by simply following the prompts.
Each country around has its own country code. In the United Kingdom the country code is .uk, while the New Zealand code is .nz. The ccTLD for Australia is .au and makes up the .com.au, .net.au, .org.au, .asn.au and id.au domain names. These ccTLDs allow simple identification of the domain name registry in a particular region. For example, an email or webpage request for an Australian domain is sent to the Australian registry (AusRegistry) database. This contains the DNS server records of the web hosting company,
and will then forward the request there. The request is then resolved by the DNS servers, which then directs traffic to the correct hosting server location.
Yes, of course! Moving your domain to FASTDOT is quick and easy. Simply follow the instructions on our Domain Transfer page
to get started.
Your EPP code (aka Domain Password) is a password that is attached to your domain. This password is required to transfer the domain to another domain name registrar .
Find EPP Code for Generic TLD’s (.com, .net, .org .. )
- Go to whois.sc (external link)
- In the first text field, enter your domain name and click the orange magnifying glass.
- Next, select the Registration tab.
- In the Registration Tab, next to ICANN Registrar, you will find your current domain registrar’s name.
Once you have located your current domain name registrar, simply contact them to retrieve your domains EPP code / domain password.
Find EPP Code for Australian gTLD (.com.au, .net.au, .org.au ..)
- Firstly, ensure that your domain has domain privacy disabled, and the email address attached to your domain is active. This is where your domains EPP code will be sent.
- Go to AUDA at https://pw.auda.org.au/
- Enter your domain name (without the www) in the first text field
- In the second text field called "Requestor Name", enter the domain owners name.
- Select the Recover button
- Your domains EPP code will arrive via email shortly
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