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InterNIC or Internet Network Information Center was the Internet governing body primarily responsible for domain name and IP address allocations until September 18, 1998, when this role was assumed by the ICANN body. It was accessed through the website internic.net which was run by Network Solutions, Inc and AT&T.
Though the term "InterNIC" is commonly used to describe Network Solutions' distribution of domain names, "InterNIC" is actually a generic concept for an integrated network information center developed by several companies, including Network Solutions, in conjunction with the United States Government. InterNIC is a registered service mark of the U.S. Department of Commerce.