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ICANN

abbr.
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
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ICANN

(ˈaɪkæn)
acronym for
(Communications & Information) Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
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This week's ICANN meeting in Puerto Rico is the last before the GDPR deadline.
The federal government's contract with ICANN expired at midnight, and on October 1 ICANN assumed direct stewardship over critical Internet infrastructure.
ICANN was created by the Department of Commerce in 1998 and was given a government contract to manage the Internet.
Now, before we get into what all of the above means for India, and the future of the internet in the country, let us first discuss some key functions and responsibilities of ICANN. As noted above, ICANN is the address book of the internet.
While ICANN is an independent, nonprofit corporation with an international board of directors, it is based in the U.S.
We have a very close working relationship with India's key Internet stakeholders and I am happy to facilitate the deployment of another root server instance in India," said Samiran Gupta, ICANN's Head of India.
Under current ICANN regulations, when a new domain name is registered, the registrant is required to provide certain business or personal data, known as WHOIS info.
Currently many internet standards and government organizations are working on ICANN APNIC (Asia Pacific Network Information Centre) and ISOC (Internet Society) all over the world.
After the plaintiffs filed suit, a federal judge asked ICANN to comment.
If a satisfactory transition and Internet governance mechanism can be achieved, NTIA will let its contract with ICANN expire on September 30, 2015.