Glossary of Acronyms

Last Updated: 16 May 2011
Acronym Explanation More Information
ACP Administrative Challenge Panels
ADR Alternative Dispute Resolution
AFA Association des Fournisseurs d'Acces à Internet (French Access Providers Association)
AFNIC (NIC-France) Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération
AfriNIC African NIC
AFTLD African ccTLDs
AIRA American Internet Registrants Association
APRAM Association des Practiciens en Droits des Marques et des Modèles -
APTLD Council of the Asia Pacific country code Top Level Domains
APNG Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG)
APNIC Asia-Pacific Network Information Center
ARIN American Registry for Internet Numbers.
ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency (See also DARPA)
BIND Berkeley Internet Name Domain
CABASE Camara Argentina de Internet, el Comercio Electrónico, los Contenidos y Servicios On Line
CAIP Canadian Association of Internet Providers
CDT Center for Democracy and Technology
CENTR Council of European National Top level domain Registries
CIGREF Club Informatique des Grandes Entreprises Françaises
CNRI Corporation for National Research Initiatives
CORE Council of Registrars
CORE-MoU Council of Registrars Memorandum of Understanding
DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DNS Domain Name System -
DOC US Department of Commerce
EC European Commission/European Community
ECTA European Communities Trade Mark Association
eCOMLAC Federacion Latinoamericana y del Caribe para Internet y el Comercio Electronico
ENRED Foro Latinoamericano de Redes
ETNO European Public Telecommunications Network Operators Association
ETSI European Telecommunications Standards Institute
EuroInternet European Internet Business Association
EuroISPA European Internet Services Provider Associations
FCC US Federal Communications Commission
GNSO Generic Names Supporting Organisation
gTLD generic Top Level Domain (not associated with country code) -
gTLD-MoU Generic Top Level Domain Memorandum of Understanding
IAB Internet Architecture Board
IAHC International Ad Hoc Committee
IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
ICANN Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
ICC International Chamber of Commerce
IETF Internet Engineering Task Force
IESG Internet Engineering Steering Group
INTA International Trademark Association
IOPS.ORG Group of commercial Internet Service Providers
iPOC gTLD-MoU Interim Policy Oversight Committee
ISO International Organization for Standardization
ISOC Internet Society
ISP Internet Service Provider -
ISPA-uk Internet Services Providers Association of the UK
ITAA Information Technology Association of America
ITU International Telecommunication Union
LACTLD Latin American and Caribbean ccTLDs
MARQUES Association of European Brand Owners
MoU Memorandum of Understanding -
MPAA Motion Picture Association of America
NANC North American Numbering Council -
NANP North American Numbering Plan -
NCUC Non Commercial Users Constituency -
NIC Network Information Center -
NSF US National Science Foundation
NSI Network Solutions, Inc.
NSI Registrar The initial Registry-Registrars functions of the NSI has been splitted into two names: NSI Registry and NSI Registrar.
VeriSign Global Registry Services Sep 2000: the name "NSI Registry" has been changed to "VeriSign Global Registry Services"
NTIA US National Telecommunications and Information Agency
OECD Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
PAB gTLD-MoU Policy Advisory Body
POC gTLD-MoU Policy Oversight Committee
RFC Request for Comments -
RIPE Réseaux IP Européens
SRS Shared Registratry System
TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol -
TLD Top Level Domain -
URL Uniform Resource Locator -
USPTO United States Patent and Trademark Office
WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization
WTO World Trade Organization
WWTLD World-wide Alliance of Top Level Domains