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Reference: Cisco: Internetworking Basics
Before you assign IP addresses to the machines on your network, you must obtain a network number from the InterNIC. Moreover, if you plan to use administrative domains, you should register them with the InterNIC as well.
The InterNIC was created in 1993 to act as a central body where users of the Internet could go for information, such as
What the Internet policies are
How to access the Internet, including training services
What resources are available to Internet users, such as anonymous FTP servers, Usenet user groups, and so on.
The InterNIC also includes the InterNIC Registration Services, the organization with which you register your TCP/IP network. The InterNIC Registration Services provides templates for obtaining a network number and for registering your domain.
Two points to remember about registration are:
The InterNIC assigns network numbers. Subnet numbers are not assigned by the InterNIC. Rather, they are composed partly of the assigned network number and numbers that you define.
You - not InterNIC - determine the domain name for your network and then register it with the InterNIC.
You can reach the InterNIC Registration Services by:
Network Solutions Attn: InterNIC Registration Services 505 Huntmar Park Drive Herndon, Virginia 22070
The phone number is 1-703-742-4777. Phone service is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Send email regarding network registration to: Hostmaster@rs.internic.net
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