Liaisons B: Organizations that have indicated a wish to be kept informed of the work of the technical committee or subcommittee.
Liaisons C: Organizations that make a technical contribution to and participate actively in the work of a working group.
According to the Article of Incorporation, the main function of the ICANN was laid down as the following: "In furtherance of the foregoing purposes, and in recognition of the fact that the Internet is an international network of networks, owned by no single nation, individual or organization, the Corporation shall, except as limited by Article 5 hereof, pursue the charitable and public purposes of lessening the burdens of government and promoting the global public interest in the operational stability of the Internet by: The by-laws outline the powers and responsibilities of the ICANN by laying down its mission and core values.
It also establishes the offices of the Ombudsman (Article V), Board of Directors (Article VI), Nominating Committee (Article VII), Address Supporting Organization (Article VIII), Country Code Name Supporting Organization (Article IX), Generic Name Supporting Organization (Article X) and Advisory Committees (Article XI).
Domain names (forming a system referred to as DNS) b.
Internet protocol addresses and autonomous system numbers c. Coordinates the operation and evolution of the DNS root name server system 3.
The participation in ICANN meetings, which usually take three to five days, is open to anyone interested and is free of charge.
ICANN is the abbreviation for Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a non-profit organization that, as the highest Internet authority, creates the foundations for managing top level domains and regulates technical aspects of the Internet.
In January, security company Fire Eye revealed that hackers likely associated with Iran were hijacking DNS records on a massive scale, by rerouting users from a legitimate web address to a malicious server to steal passwords.
This so-called “DNSpionage” campaign, dubbed by Cisco’s Talos intelligence team, was targeting governments in Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates. In its first emergency order amid a government shutdown, the agency ordered federal agencies to take action against DNS tampering.