Who is ICAAN?

Formed in October 1998, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is a non-profit, private sector corporation with a volunteer board of directors. ICANN was formed with the chief responsibility for coordinating four key functions for the Internet: the management of the Domain Name system, the allocation of IP address space, the assignment of protocol parameters, and the management of the root server system. For a company or organization to operate as a Registrar, they must first obtain ICANN accreditation. To view the ICANN website click here.