ICANN was formed in 1998. It is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet’s unique identifiers.
ICANN doesn’t control content on the Internet. It cannot stop spam and it doesn't deal with access to the Internet. But through its coordination role of the Internet's naming system, it does have an important impact on the expansion and evolution of the Internet.
Internet Society Contributions and related activities
- Internet Society Responses to Questions to the Community on Accountability and Transparency within ICANN. 14 July 2010 (PDF)
- Internet Society letter to ICANN Board regarding statements about DNS security. 14 April 2010 (PDF)
- Internet Society Comments on ICANN's Draft Proposal "Affirmation Reviews Requirements And Implementation Processes". 10 February 2010 (PDF:65KB)
- Internet Society comments to the United States Department of Commerce, NTIA, Notice of Inquiry "Assessment of the transition of the technical coordination and management of the Internet's domain name and addressing system", 3 June 2009, (PDF: 184KB).
- Internet Society comments on the Review of the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee, 23 April 2009.
- Response to ICANN's call for comments on forming a GSNO CyberSafety Constituency April 2009
- Response to ICANN's first "Improving Institutional Confidence" consultation, July 2008 (PDF: 85KB)
- Response to ICANN's second "Improving Institutional Confidence" consultation, October 2008 (PDF: 48KB)