November 8, 2016

ICANN to work closely with India

At the recent ICANN meet, the company announced plans to expand its outreach in India

On Monday, ICANN at its 57th meeting in Hyderabad, India announced that it will work closely with India’s stakeholders to develop the domain name system industry in India.

ICANN, which matches domain names with appropriate IP address numbers took over the task of assigning web addresses from USA’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration. President and CEO Goran Marby announced at the event that ICANN will work with India to focus on its revised mission after the transmission.

Marby said in his address during the inaugural session :

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 further deepen our ongoing engagement in India.

As the second largest group of Internet users globally, we welcome India’s voice and participation.

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

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