Many corporations and organizations are interested in
using a own corporate Top Level Domain (cTLD). That is why a group of
managers in sales and marketing for international Telecom
companies and Internet Services Providers formed UN1D
(Unified Names #1 Distributor) in 2006. UN1D manages an
European network of sales and support teams to make
public Top Level Domains (pTLDs) and corporate Top Level Domains (cTLDs) worldwide success.
The implementation of pTLDs and cTLDs is part of several innovations
that are generally known as the Next Generation Internet, which is
intended to be an addition and a replacement for the
overcrowded Internet, without the need for a separate physical
The goal of UN1D is to manage the coordination, introduction, and
registration of pTLDs and cTLDs. On 01-12-2006 UN1D became an authorized TLD Registrar
for public and corporate TLDs worldwide. The TLD registrations will be overseen by the Internet Names Authorization & Information Center (INAIC), which describes itself as "an international public service agency organized and dedicated to the maintenance of public information resources that facilitate the coordination and resolution of global Top-Level Domains (TLDs) through the Public-Root server system." There, a 7-member council will approve, create and delegate new TLDs and ensure that all TLDs in the Inclusive Name Space resolve in the Public-Root. Public-Root is an international,
non-profit, federation of independent root operators and
stakeholders in the Internet community. The Public-Root established a stable
infrastructure that is fully compliant to the Next Generation
Internet and that resolves the entire domain name system. UN1D is proud to be accredited by
Both the Public-Root and the INAIC are contributing to the
development of next-generation Internet. Together, they have
developed new standards for domain navigation in combination
with the use of new TLDs.
Neither UN1D nor the INAIC nor Public-Root intends to "govern" anything. Public-Root adheres to ICANN's goals of DNS stability, competition, private bottom-up coordination and representation but adds new core principles of decentralization and user control.