What is ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers)?

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is an universally coordinated, non-profit organization that has liability regarding Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, protocol identifier assignment, generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) Top-Level Domain name framework management, and root server system management functions. It was established on September 18, 1998; 23 years ago and has Headquarters in Los Angeles, California, and United States. Its aim is to manage Internet Protocol numbers and Domain Name System root.