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ICANN LogoICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) was formed in 1998. It 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.

The RIPE NCC and the RIPE community work closely with ICANN in a number of areas:


More information on the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs).


Signing of the Root Zone Represents Milestone in DNS Security

The RIPE NCC announces today that the Internet has reached an important milestone with the publication of the root zone key tonight between 19:30 - 22:30 UTC. This key enables the widespread deployment of the Domain Name Server Security Extensions (DNSSEC) protocol, which the RIPE NCC has been supporting for almost two decades.

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Fourth ICANN ASO General Assembly Meeting