ICANN helps coordinate key technical services critical to the operation of the Internet's address book: the Domain Name System (DNS). The DNS -- and by extension, Top-Level Domains -- require regular maintenance, both on technical and operational levels.
ICANN 2022 will feature two main tracks: Brain inspired computing and Machine learning research, with strong cross-disciplinary interactions and applications. All research fields dealing with Neural Networks will be present at the Conference. More details about Conference topics.
L’ICANN publie des rapports pour les régions Afrique, Asie-Pacifique, Europe, Europe orientale et Asie centrale, Amérique latine et Caraïbes, et Moyen-Orient. Les rapports recensent les principales activités, les accomplissements et l’implication de chaque communauté régionale.
ICANN Organization Publishes Reports on the Review of the Community Priority Evaluation Process. 04 October 2017. New Contracting Statistics Released. 04 August 2017.
ICANN does not generate, collect, retain, or store any data associated with an RDAP compliant lookup. For domain name queries, if the queried information is not available in RDAP, the query will be redirected to the WHOIS service of the corresponding gTLD registry operator (WHOIS failover lookup).
Created under the ICANN Bylaws, the GAC is an advisory committee to the ICANN Board. The GAC's key role is to provide advice to ICANN on issues of public policy, and especially where there may be an interaction between ICANN's activities or policies and national laws or international agreements.
ICANN requires registrars who have signed its 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement to validate and verify certain WHOIS entries. Domain name registrants need to carefully follow the instructions of their registrar or risk losing their domain names at the time of registration.
In order to reserve a domain name in a gTLD, a domain name registrant must register it with an ICANN-accredited registrar. The registrar will check if the domain name is available for registration and create a WHOIS record with the domain name registrant's information. It is also possible to register domain names through a registrar's resellers.
ICANN74 Policy Forum was held in The Hague, Netherlands at the World Forum The Hague, 13-16 June 2022.; All sessions were conducted during regular working hours in The Hague, Netherlands (Central European Summer Time / UTC+2).
ICANN75 Annual General Meeting will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, 17-22 September 2022.; This will be a hybrid meeting with both in-person and virtual participation.