ICANN.org Dedicated to keeping the Internet secure and stable
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- Preserving the operational stability of the Internet
- Promoting competition
- Achieving broad representation of global Internet communities
- Developing policy appropriate to its mission through bottom-up, consensus-based processes.
While they offer a number of functions and services, most notably ICANN is responsible for managing the assignment of domain names and IP addresses, including generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) and country code Top-Level Domains (this includes ccTLDs & gTLDs).
Other ICANN functions
ICANN does help with a number of other functions:
- The introduction of new generic top-level domains
- Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation
- Protocol identifier assignment
- Root server system management functions.
- Defining policy as it pertains to other ICANN functions
- Redemption Grace Periods for Deleted Names
- People from SnapNames.com attend ICANN.org meetings
- ICANNwiki.com is wiki focused on the ICANN community
- Report WHOIS issues