This is one of a series of guides about issues of importance to internet users. Educating new users about internet issues is part of ICANN’s mission to ensure a stable, secure, globally inter-operable internet. ICANN prepared this guide at the request of the At-Large Advisory Committee, the voice of the individual Internet user at ICANN. We sincerely hope you find it helpful.
ICANN is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet's unique identifiers. Through its coordination role of the Internet's naming system, it does have an important impact on the expansion and evolution of the Internet.