The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
This organization has been in charge of domains since 1988 and has been located in the United States. Today it has changed hands and is now under the control of an international body. This change has been highly politicized. Which, given the internet is an American invention and is the result of our combined needs for a “nuclear proof” nationwide means of communication and to rapidly move geometrically increasing amounts of binary data, is quite understandable.
We’ve had occasion to utilize the ICANN organization in the protection of a client’s domain and were very satisfied at how their rules and administration over them protected our client, the rightful owner. It shall be interesting to see how the internet will change in the new global community, under international control, and in a very unstable time in international politics.
Ed Black, chief executive of the Computer & Communications Industry Association, said in a statement, this transfer is “a symbolic, but important step in preserving the stability and openness of the Internet, which impacts free speech, our economy and our national security.”
The new body which is now in charge of ICANN is IANA, The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. Their website says, “IANA is responsible for coordinating the Internet’s globally unique identifiers, and is operated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).”
It is certainly a challenging thing to have an open environment which is also safe. Both in terms of governments and networks. We’ll do our best to keep you posted of changes which may impact you and your business. Working together, Americans have always overcome the most difficult challenges. Technology has given us a chance to grow and learn how to work with our international partners on the internet and in space.
Working together, our clients have the peace of mind knowing we are focused on their internet presence, so they can focus on their customers. My favorite team is Ours 🙂 Join us!