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Founded September 18, 1998
Headquarters Marina Del Rey, California
Focus Manage Internet Protocol numbers and Domain Name System root
ICANN headquarters at USC ISI

ICANN (pronounced /aɪkæn/, eye-can) is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN is a non-profit corporation that was made on September 18, 1998.


It oversees Internet-related tasks that used to be done by Internet Assigned Numbers Authority for the U.S. government. ICANN is located in Marina Del Rey, California, United States.

ICANN manages the assignment of domain names and IP addresses. To date, much of its work is about making new generic top-level domains.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Corporación de Internet para la Asignación de Nombres y Números para niños

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