Archive for the ‘Regulations’ Category

March 10th, 2011

Internet Domain Names – Managing the Biggest Organized Mess of all Time

Technology has affected lifestyle and work patterns in a massive way. Glowing rectangles of information, networks, and stimuli are a ubiquitous sight all around the world. Owing to the sheer amount of information available to us electronically, the need for Internet control, security and management has become irrefutable and overwhelming.

The ICANN, or the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, was founded in 1998 as a possible bridge to better pastures for internet coordination. As a not-for-profit corporation, ICANN members and supporters are dedicated to creating stable and secure internet operations in what may possible be the biggest organized mess known to mankind.

The main and most visible responsibilities of the ICANN include developing and organizing the Internet by way of a domain naming system. This includes top-level domains (TLD), which categorizes websites by the last part of the web address. For example, the com of www.termwiki.com is the TLD.