TLDs & DNS

The Domain Name System (DNS) translates names to addresses and is consequently one of the most important services in the Internet. Most other services require a reliable DNS - a DNS outag etypically appears to users as if the whole internet connection would be down. Therefore, a reliable DNS infrastructure is crucial for success of almost any internet application or service.

New Top Level Domains

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is currently developing processes and rules for allowing new Top Level Domains, so called generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs).
Besides the existing TLDs like .com, .museum or .at we will soon see regional TLDs (e.g. .nyc, .berlin, .wien) or brand-TLDs (e.g. .canon, see Canon’s press release). Moreover, general strings like .hotel or .jobs may be reality soon. Are you interested in investing into your own, unique TLD on the Internet? Then contact us, we’ll guide you on your way to your own TLD!

Tailored Services for your TLD

IPCom offers modular service packages to prospective applicants to new TLDs (naturally also for IDN-TLDs) ranging from consulting prior to the application, developing the ICANN application and business plans to the realization of the registry and DNS infrastructure. Find out more about our "registry in a box".
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IPCom expertise in TLD and DNS operations

IPCom, a subsidary of nic.at, looks back on 20 years of successful management, technical operation and marketing of DNS services for the .at top level domain. This knowledge is also sought after by other TLD operators, as various consulting contracts show. All that knowledge and experience is also available to you - curtailed to your specific requirements.

Together with nic.at, IPCom Gmbh has the following expertise in the TLD/DNS field:

  • .at operation since 1997 (prior University of Vienna) – domains increased form ~25.000 to ~930.000 today

    • 30+ nameservers worldwide, 450+ registrars worldwide
    • ~700.000 transactions, ~150.000 receipts printed per year
    • ~40.000.000 whois and finger requests

  • Experience with introduction of new namespaces

    • IDN (2004)
    • number-only domains (2006)