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Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Definition/Scope: (ICANN) The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is an organization created by the US Department of Commerce to oversee the management of allocating internet protocol (IP) addresses and root names such as .com, .org and others. The ICANN is a not-for-profit public-benefit international corporation that works to keep the Internet secure, stable, and interoperable. It does not control the Internet.



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ICANN


Broader Terms:

cyberspace
Department of Commerce
Internet

Narrower Terms:

computer hackers
internet domain names


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