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ICANN, DoC Hit Refresh on Net Contract

Sunday, January 1, 2006


The U.S. Department of Commerce renewed its contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), leaving the management of the technical details of the Internet with the nonprofit group. ICANN will continue its responsibility for Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), which includes allocating IP addresses, assigning protocol identifiers, and managing top-level domain names and root servers. The contract involves five one-year options.

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