Typically, the longest delay is waiting for the InterNIC
server to respond.
In a case pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the policy is being challenged by Roadrunner Computer Systems (RCS).(6) RCS had registered the domain name "roadrunner.corn" with InterNIC
, but NSI placed the name on hold after Warner Brothers challenged the use on the basis of its cartoon character "Road Runner," for which it has a federally registered trademark.
. "Internet Domain Survey (July, 1994)." SRI International.
However, owing to the enormous demand for addresses, InterNIC
can often take months before making a decision on an application.
Other options include the InterNIC
lists net-resources and net-happenings, which contain announcements of new tools, services, and resources available over the Internet; HYTEL-L which posts information on new resources between releases of HYTELNET; and NEW-LIST, a list for announcing new lists.(57) Finally, see the section "How to Keep Current" in Crossing the Internet Threshold for additional suggestions as well as a selected list of newsletters and journals on networks and networking.(58)
A check of serbia-info.com's registration at InterNIC
reveals the domain is owned by EPI, Balkanska 13, Belgrade, Serbia 11000.
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Assuming the Website has its own domain name, such as www.backaches.com, you can get some information through the InterNIC
, the entity that governs domain names.
The best way is to head to the "Whois" database maintained at Internic
, the administrative agency that oversees many of the functions of the Web and maintains a database of domain ownership information.
, through its Net Scout Services project at the University of Wisconsin--Madison, provides current awareness tools aimed at educators and researchers but made available to anyone who wants to use the Internet more effectively.
More than 10,000 business sites are registered with the Internic
, a supervising group of volunteer professionals who make sure the "URLs" (Uniform Resource Locator, the equivalent of an address on the Internet) are registered to the right companies.
Network Information Center Internic