ICANN to work closely with India

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Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will closely work with India to focus on its revised mission after the transmission, its president and CEO Goran Marby said today.

ICANN, which matches domain names with appropriate IP address numbers, hosts its 57th meeting from November 3-9. ICANN was given the baton to assign web addresses from the USA’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

“With the IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) stewardship transmission behind us, our top priority now is to focus on our revised mission and new bylaws and working with the empowered community. Expanding our outreach is key to our mission.


In this context, we are keen to deepen our ongoing engagement in India further. As the second-largest group of Internet users globally, we welcome India’s voice and participation,” Marby said in his address during the inaugural session.

Union Minister for Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said India had supported the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance. ICANN will work with India’s stakeholders, including the Centre, to develop a structured framework to foster the DNS (Domain Name System) industry in India.

The framework will concentrate on capacity building for India’s stakeholders, gearing them up for active participation of all stakeholder models of Internet governance, ICANN said. ICANN 57 is the first post stewardship transition public meeting and the first annual general meeting under the new meeting strategy.


Telangana Minister of IT and Industries KT Rama Rao said the state government has embarked on a novel initiative to provide fiber optic connectivity and drinking water pipelines to households across the state.

India currently leads the world with seven internationalized country code top-level domains delegated, and eight more have successfully passed the evaluation. A Neo-Brahmi script panel defines the rules for the nine scripts used in India for evaluating future top-level domain applications work. This will serve communities using these scripts globally, paving the way for a multilingual and more inclusive Internet.

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