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Internet Council of Registrars (CORE) Forges Ahead With Registrar Applications

The Internet Council of Registrars (CORE) announced today that it is again accepting applications from companies wanting to act as registrars of new domain names.

Operating under its own constitution and set of guidelines, CORE currently lists 87 registrars in 23 countries.

CORE's original plan to form a competitive registration system for seven new generic Top Level domains (gTLD) was cast into doubt by White House aide Ira Magaziner's "green paper."

But CORE continues to assert that .arts, .firm, .info, .nom, .rec, .shop, and .web will be available through CORE registrars "when the Internet enters its new era of dereguslation and self-governance in 1998."

CORE's "Memorandum of Understanding" can be seen at http://www.gtld-mou.org.