[AfrICANN-discuss] IANA wants Public Input on New Website

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 00:12:12 SAST 2007

IANA Wants Public Input on New Website

Redesign goal to make information easier to find

28 June 2007

*SAN JUAN**, Puerto Rico*: The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)
has debuted a beta version of a complete redesign of its website to a more
useable navigation system and an improved look and feel.

The website is at http://beta.iana.org/.

The redesign offers a cleaner looking and more navigable website. As well,
the upgrade will allow new functions to be added to the site based on
feedback from users. The new site is expected to go live by the end of July.

The IANA site contains the root zone database, which lists the
administrators of generic top-level domains (like .net, .com, and .asia) and
country code top-level domains (like .de, .nl, and .uk). It also provides
information on IANA's global coordination of the Internet Protocol
addressing systems that allow computers to talk to each other over the
Internet, as well as Protocol Assignments in conjunction with the Internet
standardization community.

Anyone with input, suggestions, or questions can send them via email to:
iana at iana.org.

IANA, which is operated by ICANN, is one of the Internet's oldest
institutions, with its activities dating back to the 1970s. IANA is the body
responsible for coordinating some of the key elements that keep the Internet
running smoothly. Whilst the Internet is renowned for being a worldwide
network free from central coordination, there is a technical need for some
key parts of the Internet to be globally coordinated – and this coordination
role is undertaken by IANA.

*About ICANN: *

ICANN is responsible for the global coordination of the Internet's system of
unique identifiers like domain names (like .org, .museum and country codes
like .uk) and the addresses used in a variety of Internet protocols that
help computers reach each other over the Internet. Careful management of
these resources is vital to the Internet's operation, so ICANN's global
stakeholders meet regularly to develop policies that ensure the Internet's
ongoing security and stability. ICANN is an internationally organized,
public benefit non-profit company. For more information please visit:

Anne-Rachel Inne
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