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Internet Organizations

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(United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland - Alvin Wei-Cheng Wong)

 

Internet Organizations

 

  • [Internet Society (ISOC)]: ISOC is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet-related standards, education, and policy. It is dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of people throughout the world.
  • [The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)]: The mission of the IETF is to make the Internet work better by producing high quality, relevant technical documents that influence the way people design, use, and manage the Internet. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is an organized activity of the Internet Society (ISOC).
  • [World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)]: The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web.
  • [Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)]: The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) coordinates the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions, which are key technical services critical to the continued operations of the Internet's underlying address book, the Domain Name System (DNS).
  • [Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)]: The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is a department of ICANN responsible for coordinating some of the key elements that keep the Internet running smoothly. Whilst the Internet is renowned for being a worldwide network free from central coordination, there is a technical need for some key parts of the Internet to be globally coordinated, and this coordination role is undertaken by IANA.

 

 

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