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ICANN

(Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, www.icann.org) A non-profit, international association incorporated in the U.S. in 1998. ICANN coordinates all the Internet's naming, addressing and protocol systems, and it accredits domain name registrars. For a list of more than a thousand active registrars worldwide, visit www.icann.org/en/registrars/accredited-list.html. For a list of top-level domain names, such as .com and .net, see Internet domain name.

IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority)
IANA is the ICANN operating unit that maintains the official repositories of data and function definitions pertaining to domains, addressing and protocols (see IANA). See IGF and how to register a domain name.
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control over ICANN and global Internet policy, it remains unclear what DOC would do if it strongly disagreed with the direction of ICANN policy.
Bourne had several frank exchanges with Subcommittee members about the new gTLD program, but also stressed the importance of Congress looking past this particular program and into ICANN as an organization.
Since 1998, ICANN has operated under an agreement with the Commerce Department s National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation responsible for managing Internet domain names.
Quite simply, the proof that ICANN works, is that the Internet works.
Other major registrars we tried to contact yesterday either could not be reached or did not return requests for comment, but mailing list chatter and ICANN representatives suggest that many registrars are in favor of the moves.
The bill, introduced last week, would override the normal decision-making process at ICANN.
Pre-registrations are not possible, per ICANN policy.
With the ICANN Deposit Audit Service application, Iron Mountain systematically audits registrar escrow deposits, measures the integrity of those deposits, and reports the results to ICANN.
The unwillingness by ICANN to demand immediate compliance by Employ Media contradicts the recent authoritative statements made by ICANN President and Chief Executive Officer Rod Beckstrom regarding this matter.
After years of community policy development that recommended the introduction of new gTLDs, ICANN is preparing to introduce an application process for those who wish to operate a new gTLD.