Domain Name Organisations
By Clare Lawrence 29th September 2003 Clare is CEO of Discount Domains Ltd a leading UK Domain name registration service.
The following are some of important organisations in domain name industry.
ARIN American Registry for Internet Numbers is a a not for profit organisation established to handle administration and registration of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses in North America, some of Caribbean, and sub-Saharan Africa.
CORE Internet Council of Registrars is a not for profit organisation set up under Swiss law. Core is made up of domain name registrars handling domain name registration on behalf of customers.
IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority is authority given initial responsibility for oversight of IP address allocation, coordination of assignment of protocol parameters provided for in Internet technical standards, and management of DNS.
ICAAN Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is an internationally organized, non-profit corporation that has responsibility for 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.