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Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ‘ICANN’ Details, Role, Purpose

 

 

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ‘ICANN’ Details, Role, Purpose, About

ICANN is a private (non-government) non-profit corporation with the responsibility of supervising domain names on the internet.

ICANN plays a major monopolistic role in IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions. It was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, United States.

ICANN Purpose/Role

Coordination of global Internet’s systems of unique identifiers.

Ensuring stable and secure operation of the internet.

Coordination of the Internet Protocol address spaces.

Assignment of address blocks to regional Internet registries, for maintaining registries of Internet protocol identifiers, and for management of top-level domain name space (DNS root zone), which includes the operation of root name servers.

DNS policy development for internationalization of the DNS system.

Introduction of new generic top-level domains (TLDs).


 

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