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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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214) They may not hold an official position within the ICANN structure.
Ted Cruz, who has previously called the handover a "giveaway of our Internet freedom"-argue that online freedom is in jeopardy and allege that authoritarian governments who are members of ICANN can inhibit freedom of speech on the Internet.
Commenting on the development, ICANN India Head, Samiran Gupta said, "The process of the US moving away is still on, but let's assume if it were to happen, the way you see ICANN today, what you see from the outside will not change.
I am honored to represent ICANN Registries and Registrars and to serve the entire ICANN community on the ICANN Board, said Becky Burr, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, Neustar.
But the domains aren't property and don't belong to the countries they point to, ICANN said.
In order to make this reality, ICANN has to change; it has been America-centric, because the Internet has its history in the USA, but now, all of us own the Internet and have a role to play in Internet growth," said Chehade.
government, through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) at the Department of Commerce, enjoys a unique influence over ICANN, largely by virtue of its legacy relationship with the Internet and the domain name system.
We think this plan will lead to dramatically increased African participation in ICANN and greater presence for the organisation on the African continent.
17) Internet users and businesses can register and obtain a second-level domain name within a TLD, but only ICANN is able to create new TLDs.
In October, ICANN approved a new multilingual address system which it said would open up the internet to millions more people worldwide.
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.