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.

January 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

October 2007
Other Publication
10/29/2007
Speech/Testimony
10/29/2007

September 2006
Press Release
09/29/2006
Speech/Testimony
09/21/2006
Speech/Testimony
09/20/2006

August 2006
Press Release
08/15/2006
Press Release
08/15/2006