2. This is my Presentation Topics
• Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, protocol identifier assignment,
generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) Top-Level Domain name system
management, and root server system management functions.
C Corporation for
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is an American multistakeholder
group and nonprofit organization responsible for coordinating the maintenance and procedures
of several databases related to the namespaces and numerical spaces of the Internet, ensuring
the network's stable and secure operation.
The first message was
sent via the Arpanet.
Jon Postel started to record
socket numbers for the
Arpanet in his notebook
ICANN was founded in 1998 and grew
out of a U.S. Government commitment
to transfer the policy and technical
management of the DNS
The work and dedication of
the Internet community
5. What Does ICANN Do?
To reach another person on the Internet you have to type an address into your
computer - a name or a number. That address has to be unique so computers
know where to find each other. ICANN coordinates these unique identifiers
across the world. Without that coordination we wouldn't have one global
The domain name system, or DNS, is a system designed to make the Internet
accessible to human beings. The main way computers that make up the
Internet find one another is through a series of numbers, with each number
(called an “IP address”) correlating to a different device.
I C A N N
1 Civil Society and Internet users
2 The Private Sector
3 National & International ORGs
6 Academic and Technical Communities
Which functions does ICANN coordinate:
2 Internet protocol address allocation
1 The Domain name system
3 The protocol parameter registry 4 Root server system
5 Generic top level domain name
system mgmt. 6
Country code top level domain name
7 Time Zone database management
8. Why is ICANN Important?
It is important to remember that no one, no government and no organization
controls the internet. ICANN is a crucial cog in the functioning of the internet
because computers cannot find each other on the internet without Internet Protocol
(IP) addresses. ICANN oversees how those addresses are doled out and how they are
ICANN’s big job is to ensure that when users try to access a website or send an
email, they end up in the right place. It is perhaps best known for coordinating the
Domain Naming System (DNS), the key bits of information that fall on either side of
the “dot” in a web address.
9. Who’s Involved?
A number of groups each of which represents a different interest on the internet all of
them come together with the board of directors.
Country code name
11. How do I participation?
2 Join public comment forums on
1 Sign up updates at myicann.org
3 Attend ICANN’s public meeting in
Join Online to provide input at
Join one of ICANN’s supporting
organizations or advisory Committees