|The Internic is a registering organization for US Domain Names
with the .com , .org and .net Domain Names. Other organizations handle the
registration for the US - .edu, .gov , .us Domain Name - and still other
organizations handle International Domain Names.
you register your domain with Internic, through and accredit registrar, you will reserve that
domain name for a specified period of time. This information will be contained in the
Internic 'Who Is' Database.
The Internic will maintain a record of your Internet
Service Providers' (ISP) - Primary and Secondary Name Servers. These are servers (high
powered computers) that run a software application to manage Domain Name Service (DNS).
The Secondary DNS server is needed, in case the Primary is unavailable.
If you have selected an ISP to host your website - and
you register your own www.domainname.com you will need to provide the name and IP address
of both the Primary and Secondary Name servers.
The Internic will maintain a record for your www address
and for your mail server (MX and A record).
The Internic records showing which Primary and Secondary
DNS servers you have registered are 'pushed' (or rehupped) out to all the DNS Servers on
the Internet. Sometimes propagating these records can take up to 3 days or longer if
their is a discrepancy with the record.
Make sure to maintain control of the Administrative
Contact email address you used to register the account. This will be
method of 'validating' any modification requests to your DNS record - and will be how they
primarily notify you that the lease is expiring.