The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
THE INTERNET CORPORATION FOR ASSIGNED NAMES AND NUMBERS (ICANN)
This nonprofit organization manages and coordinates the Domain Name System (DNS). Preserving the stability of the Internet, ICANN focuses on promoting competition, achieving broad representation of global internet communities and developing policy through bottom-up, consensus-based processes. ICANN is also responsible for accrediting registrars, setting registry standards and monitoring industry practices. (All .ORG registrars are accredited by ICANN.)
On Dec. 2, 2002, ICANN granted Public Interest Registry (PIR) the right to manage the .ORG top-level domain (TLD). Details regarding this agreement can be found on both the ICANN and Internet Society's websites.
|ICANN Correspondence Regarding 1 & 2 Character .ORG (2011-2012)