The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN /ˈaɪkæn/ EYE-kan)
is a nonprofit organization responsible for coordinating the maintenance and procedures of several databases related to the namespaces of the Internet, ensuring the network's stable and secure operation.ICANN performs the actual technical maintenance work of the central Internet address pools and DNS root zone registries pursuant to the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) function contract. The contract regarding the IANA stewardship functions between ICANN and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the United States Department of Commerce ended on October 1, 2016, formally transitioning the functions to the global multistakeholder community.
ICANN was created on September 18, 1998, and incorporated on September 30, 1998, in the U.S. state of California.It is headquartered in the Playa Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Samiran Gupta, Head of India, ICANN is the chief guest and Keynote speaker at HDCON2018.
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