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Introduction to ISOC and ICANN

This is a presentation containing slides which I borrowed from several other presentations, and which I found very useful in explaining how ISOC and ICANN work.

I gave this talk at IGF Ukraine in Kiev, on 4 September 2010, speaking on my own behalf, and making sure it is understood that ICANN and ISOC are two organisations I am a member of, in the same way someone is a member of a tennis club and a football club.

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Introduction to ISOC and ICANN

  1. 1. Introduction to ISOC and ICANN Dr. Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond ISOC England Chapter Delegate EURALO Secretary at ICANN Presentation at IGF-Ukraine, 4 September 2010
  2. 2. Definitions - ISOC ISOC = Internet Society Founded in 1992 Non-profit organisation founded to provide leadership in Internet related standards, education, and policy. Dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of people throughout the world. Acts as the legal home for the IETF
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  4. 4. ISOC Local Chapters 85 Chapters around the world Source:
  5. 5. Definitions - ICANN ICANN = International Corporation for Addresses, Names and Numbers Founded in 1998 Not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet’s unique identifiers: Domain Names IP Addresses Took over these functions from the US Government
  6. 6. ICANN functions Generic Top Level Domains •.COM •.ORG •.NET •Etc. Etc. Country Code Top Level Domains •.DE •.UK •.CN •.EG •Etc. Source:
  7. 7. ICANN Structure Source:
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  10. 10. Internationalized Domain Names
  11. 11. Latest IDN applications / Delegations .中国 zhongguo:zh-Hans China: China Internet Network Information Center .中國 zhongguo:zh-Hant China: China Internet Network Information Center . lanka:si-Sinh Sri Lanka: LK Domain Registry .香港 hongkong:zh-Hans Hong Kong: Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Ltd. .台湾 taiwan:zh-Hans Taiwan, Province of China: Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC) .台灣 taiwan:zh-Hant Taiwan, Province of China: Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC) . emarat:ar-Arab United Arab Emirates: Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) . alordon:ar-Arab Jordan: National Information Technology Center (NITC) . alsaudiah:ar-Arab Saudi Arabia: Communications and Information Technology Commission . thai:th-Thai Thailand: Thai Network Information Center Foundation . rf:ru-Cyrl Russian: Federation Coordination Center for TLD RU . tunis:ar-Arab Tunisia: Agence Tunisienne d'Internet . misr:ar-Arab Egypt: National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority – NTRA . Ilangai:ta-Taml Sri Lanka: LK Domain Registry . falasteen:ar-Arab Palestinian Territory, Occupied: Ministry of Telecom & Information Technology (MTIT)
  12. 12. Other hot topics at ICANN DNSSEC – a method where the DNS is signed, so as to reduce the likelihood of the DNS to be attacked IPv6 Transition New gTLD Programme – in addition to International Domain Names, new gTLDs will be allowed soon. Some applicants already publicised: Names of towns, .berlin, .nyc, .paris Activities .sports Communities .green Etc. Every topic goes through a long set of community discussions and feedback to find the best solution possible using grassroots, bottom-up multi- stakeholder processes
  13. 13. Thank you ! Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Olivier Crépin-Leblond <>