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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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"We will try to find a path forward," ICANN global domains division president Akram Atallah told AFP in a telephone interview.
And with much of the world's economy and commerce--not to mention government services, telecommunications, emergency services, and infrastructure --critically tied to the Internet, concerns about national security, privacy, stability, and censorship under the new ICANN regime should not be laughed off.
Since ICANN's creation, it has been overseeing how web addresses on the Internet are passed out and has been regulating the IANA.
From L to R: Rajiv Bansal (CEO, NIXI), Udaya Narayana Singh (Chair, Neo-Brahmi Gen Panel for ICANN), Samiran Gupta (India Head, ICANN)
The oversight of ICANN by the Department of Commerce has not been without controversy.
This cooperation signifies an effort between ICANN and Web Werks to enhance the security, stability and resiliency of the DNS for Indian Internet users and reduce the response time experienced when making DNSqueries.
Additionally, ICANN has established a global repository for trademark data called the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), which provides a number of advantages to trademark holders.
Experts from ICANN ISOC APNIC CEOs and CIOs of ISP's IT and Telecom Companies Academia Scholars Officials of Government Organizations Civil Society and other dignitaries participated in the workshop held in Islamabad.
ICANN said it sympathized with the underlying claims against Iran and the other countries, but filed a motion last Tuesday to quash the attempted seizure.
The 113th Congress is likely to closely examine the benefits and risks of NTIA's proposed transition of its authority over ICANN. As a transition plan is developed by ICANN and the Internet community, Congress will likely monitor and evaluate that plan, and seek assurances that an Internet and domain name system free of U.S.