ICANN

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the not-for-profit entity responsible for the technical coordination of the Internet's domain name system (DNS). On September 30, 2009, NTIA, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce, reached agreement with ICANN on an Affirmation of Commitments that completed the transition of the technical coordination of the DNS to a multi-stakeholder, private-sector led model and contains provisions to ensure accountability and transparency in ICANN's decision-making with the goal of protecting the interests of global Internet users, as well as mechanisms to address the security stability, and resiliency of the Internet DNS.

NTIA represents the U.S. government in ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), which is structured to provide advice to the ICANN Board on the public policy aspects of the broad range of issues pending before ICANN.

November 2008
Speech/Testimony
11/06/2008

August 2008
Other Publication
08/01/2008

July 2008
Other Publication
07/30/2008

April 2008
Press Release
04/02/2008

February 2008
Other Publication
02/28/2008
Other Publication
02/25/2008

January 2008
Federal Register Notice
01/24/2008
Federal Register Notice
01/21/2008
Federal Register Notice
01/21/2008

November 2007
Federal Register Notice
11/01/2007
Docket No. 071023616-7617-01