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ICANN - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

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Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

To reach another person on the Internet you have to type an address into your computer - a name or a number. That address has to be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN coordinates these unique identifiers across the world. Without that coordination we wouldn't have one global Internet.

The mission of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) 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. ICANN promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet’s unique identifie.

ICANN is a not-for--profit organization responsible for coordinating, at the overall level, the global Internet's systems of unique identifiers, and in particular to ensure the stable and secure operation of the Internet's unique identifier systems. 

ICANN doesn’t control content on the Internet. It cannot stop spam and it doesn’t deal with access to the Internet. But through its coordination role of the Internet’s naming system, it does have an important impact on the expansion and evolution of the Internet.

The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) of ICANN comprises representatives of 83 governments and a dozen  intergovernmental organizations, including the ITU, UNESCO, WIPO, OECD and the UPU as observers. The GAC is the platform for governments to reach consensus decisions on the making of recommendations and proposals, and on the provision of guidance to the ICANN Board and the broader Internet community, with regard to public policy issues associated with the Internet naming and addressing system. Each member of the Governmental Advisory Committee shall appoint one accredited representative to the Committee. The accredited representative of Italy must hold a formal official position with the italian government.


Since 1999 Mr. Stefano Trumpy - expert Institute of Informatics and Telematics of CNR - acts as GAC (Governmental Advisory Committee) member for Italy within ICANN. CNR IIT assures Italy participation in the GAC.


Stefano Trumpy

Foto di Stefano Trumpy

Start of collaboration: 1999

End of collaboration : 2015