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You might not have heard the acronym ICANN, but it’s imperative to keeping the Internet running as we know it.
In this post, we’re going to talk about everything you need to know about ICANN, and the vital role it plays within the worldwide web.
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In 2003 ICANN added (for Asian sites), (Catalan language), (employment), (mobile devices), (contact information), and .travel (tourism).
With the exception of the domain, few sites have registered in the new domains.
ICANN, which stands for Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is a non-profit organization that was established in the United States in 1998 to help maintain the security of the Internet, and allow it to be usable by all.
Anytime you register a domain on the Internet, you go through a domain name registrar, who pays a small fee to ICANN to register your domain as part of the domain registration process.
This system, called the Domain Name System, or DNS, makes it easier for us to remember a web address, or IP address.
An IP address is a complex series of numbers that each correlate to a different device, however, it would be quite difficult for a human to remember these long lists of numbers.