A domain name registry is a database of all domain names and the associated registrant information in the top level domains of the Domain Name System of the Internet that enables third party entities to request administrative control of a domain name. Most registries operate on the top-level and second-level of the DNS. A registry operator, sometimes called a network information center, maintains all administrative data of the domain and generates a zone file which contains the addresses of the nameservers for each domain; each registry is an organization that manages the registration of domain names within the domains for which it is responsible, controls the policies of domain name allocation, technically operates its domain. It may fulfill the function of a domain name registrar, or may delegate that function to other entities. Domain names are managed under a hierarchy headed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, which manages the top of the DNS tree by administrating the data in the root nameservers.
IANA operates the int registry for intergovernmental organizations, the arpa zone for protocol administration purposes, other critical zones such as root-servers.net. IANA delegates all other domain name authority to other domain name registries and a full list is available on their web site. Country code top-level domains are delegated by IANA to national registries such as DENIC in Germany and Nominet in the United Kingdom; some name registries are government departments. Some are co-operatives of Internet service providers or not-for profit companies. Others operate as commercial organizations, such as the US registry; the allocated and assigned domain names are made available by registries by use of the WHOIS system and via their domain name servers. Some registries sell the names directly, others rely on separate entities to sell them. For example, names in the.com top-level domains are in some sense sold "wholesale" at a regulated price by VeriSign, individual domain name registrars sell names "retail" to businesses and consumers.
Domain name registries operated on a first-come-first-served system of allocation but may reject the allocation of specific domains on the basis of political, historical, legal or cultural reasons. For example, in the United States, between 1996 and 1998, InterNIC automatically rejected domain name applications based on a list of perceived obscenities. Registries may control matters of interest to their local communities. Domains which are registered with ICANN registrars have to use the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy, Germany's DENIC requires people to use the German civil courts, Nominet UK deals with intellectual property and other disputes through its own dispute resolution service. Domain name registries may impose a system of third-level domains on users. DENIC, the registry for Germany, does not impose third level domains. AFNIC, the registry for France, has some third level domains, but not all registrants have to use them. Many ccTLDs have moved from compulsory third or fourth-level domain to the availability of registrations of second level domains.
Parkes Shire is a local government area in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located adjacent to the Newell Highway; the area under administration includes the town of Parkes and the surrounding region of 5,919 square kilometres, with a population of 14,592 as of 2011. The Shire includes the towns of Peak Hill, Bogan Gate and Tullamore; the Mayor of Parkes Shire Council is Cr. Ken Keith, unaligned with any political party. Parkes has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: 39 Currajong Street: Parkes Post Office May Street: Parkes railway station Parkes Shire Council is composed of ten Councillors elected proportionally as a single ward. All Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office; the Mayor is elected by the Councillors at the first meeting of the Council. The most recent election was held on 10 September 2016, the makeup of the Council is as follows: The current Council, elected in 2016, in order of election, is: Media related to Parkes Shire at Wikimedia Commons
Oakley is a neighborhood in Cincinnati, United States, that borders Pleasant Ridge and Hyde Park. Oakley's business district, called Oakley Square, lies along Madison Road. Oakley is a major crosstown artery in Cincinnati; the population was 10,429 at the 2010 census. In addition to Oakley Square, Oakley contains two shopping centers. Hyde Park Plaza on the south edge is named for the neighborhood to the south and is located at the intersection of two smaller neighborhood streets, Paxton Ave, which connects Oakley to Hyde Park and Mt Lookout, Wasson Rd, which runs along the former Cincinnati and Eastern Railway line and connects Hyde Park Plaza to the larger Rookwood shopping centers in Norwood; the Center of Cincinnati on the north edge is part of continuing development on the south side of the I-71/Norwood Lateral/Ridge Rd interchange. Both of these centers are urban infill and car oriented, located on the edge of Oakley and designed to serve multiple neighborhoods. Oakley Square, by contrast, is located in the center of Oakley along several bus routes, making it more pedestrian and transit oriented.
Oakley was known as "Four Mile," and was a popular stop in the mid-19th century for wagon drivers on the Madison Turnpike, now Madison Road. The village of Oakley, a name referring to the many oak trees in the area, was registered with the Hamilton County Courthouse in 1869 and the village was incorporated in 1898. Oakley was once the home of the famed markswoman Annie Oakley, who made her public debut in 1876. During the 1890s the community began to grow and the Oakley Race Course, famous for thoroughbred racing, was opened; the race track closed a few years due to a state law prohibiting betting. The Cincinnati Milling Machine Company referred to as “the mill,” moved to Oakley in 1905 and library service began in 1910, when a deposit station opened in Barton's Drug Store. Oakley was annexed to the city of Cincinnati in 1913. In the same year, Aglamesis Bro's Ice Cream Parlor and Candy Shoppe opened to accommodate the growing population of workers at the Mill, as the Cincinnati Milling Machine Company was called.
The Geier Esplanade known as Oakley Square, was created when two parcels of land were acquired in 1927 and 1932 and were converted into green space. It is situated in the heart of Oakley on Madison Road and, through the generosity of the Geier family and bulbs are planted each year to beautify this small parcel of land in memory of Mr. Fred Geier and Mr. Philip O. Geier, Sr; the Twentieth Century Theatre was built in 1941 and is a distinctive Oakley landmark with its 72-foot tower rising over the business district. The deteriorating theater was slated for demolition in the early 1990s, but was spared due to its historical significance and is finding a new life as a concert and special events venue. Known as "Final Fridays", Oakley After Hours is a monthly street festival held from 6-10PM on the second Friday of each month May through October. Oakley stores and restaurants keep their doors open for extended hours and offer sales and drink specials, live music, fun in the neighborhood; the event is sponsored each year by local businesses and is coordinated with the support of the Oakley Community Council.
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