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.

May 2006
Federal Register Notice
05/24/2006
Docket No. 060519136-6136-01

September 2004
Speech/Testimony
09/30/2004

July 2003
Speech/Testimony
07/31/2003

June 2002
Speech/Testimony
06/12/2002

July 2001
Report
07/03/2001

May 2001
Press Release
05/18/2001

June 2000
Report
06/30/2000

November 1999
Press Release
11/30/1999

September 1999
Press Release
09/28/1999
Speech/Testimony
09/28/1999