ICANN - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
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ICANN stands for Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and is a non-profit organization whose main aim is to ensure internet security is maintained.  ICANN was established in the United States in 1998 and ensures the internet is accessible to everyone. Everyone registers a domain name through a domain name registrar, and they pay a small fee to ICANN as part of domain registration.

ICANN has no control as to what’s published on the internet, however, they help keep websafe by enforcing policies on the Internet’s unique identifiers.

ICANN helps in promoting competition on the web and play a very important role in the expansion and evolution of the internet.

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DNS is a system that ensures the internet is accessible to everyone around the globe. DNS stands for Domain Name System, ensures you remember a web address or the IP address thereof.  ICANN coordinates how IP addresses are handed out, this ensures there will be no repetitions, it also acts as the central repository for IP addresses.

ICANN Primary Purpose

ICANN’s primary purpose is to ensure the internet around the world runs swimmingly. Ensures we all get the same results of the pages we visit on the internet, the term commonly known as “universal resolvability”. Its purpose is not to regulate content on the internet, having that, there may be concerns when the DNS is controlled by international governments.

ICANN gets the smallest fee from the purchase of your domain and ensures your domain is served through a secure and maintained the web.

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