Network Solutions, Inc. announced its
support of the National Telecommunications & Information Administration
(NTIA) paper that effectively calls
for an end to the company’s monopoly for registering the .com, .org, and
.net domain names.
During the transitional phase of the new plan, NSI will continue to serve
as a commercial registrar of .com, .net, and .org, however, and will
operate the registration database for future registrars of .com, .net, and
In a statement released today, the company said it welcomed the
administration’s plans for a more competitive domain name system that would
also provide for a more reliable Internet environment.
“Network Solutions is encouraged by the commercially oriented, market
focus in the Department of Commerce’s recommendations issued today,” said
Gabe Battista, chief executive officer of Network Solutions, Inc. “NSI has
long supported a competitive environment that advances growth and
investment in the Internet and at the same time preserves the Internet’s
stability and reliability that businesses and other users require and expect.”
“NSI is committed to working with all the major stakeholders, including
the U.S. Government, Capitol Hill, major commercial interests and end-users
for a long-term, global solution to maintain the integrity of the Internet as
usage and demand increases,” added Battista.
“We believe the Department of Commerce’s approach establishes a broad
policy framework for future governance, and we look forward to working with
them on the details of the plan.”