organization responsible for coordinating the maintenance and procedures of several databases related to the namespaces of the Internet

ICANN (pronounced /aɪkæn/, eye-can) is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN is a non-profit corporation that was made on September 18, 1998.

FoundedSeptember 18, 1998
HeadquartersMarina Del Rey, California
FocusManage Internet Protocol numbers and Domain Name System root
ICANN headquarters at USC ISI



It oversees Internet-related tasks that used to be done by Internet Assigned Numbers Authority for the U.S. government. ICANN is located in Marina Del Rey, California, United States.

ICANN manages the assignment of domain names and IP addresses. To date, much of its work is about making new generic top-level domains.

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