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Glossary of Acronyms

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AcronymExplanationMore Information
ACPAdministrative Challenge Panels
ADRAlternative Dispute Resolution
AFAAssociation des Fournisseurs d'Acces à Internet (French Access Providers Association)
AFNIC (NIC-France)Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération
AfriNICAfrican NIC
AFTLDAfrican ccTLDs
AIRAAmerican Internet Registrants Association
APRAMAssociation des Practiciens en Droits des Marques et des Modèles-
APTLDCouncil of the Asia Pacific country code Top Level Domains
APNGAsia Pacific Networking Group (APNG)
APNICAsia-Pacific Network Information Center
ARINAmerican Registry for Internet Numbers.
ARPAAdvanced Research Projects Agency (See also DARPA)
BINDBerkeley Internet Name Domain
CABASECamara Argentina de Internet, el Comercio Electrónico, los Contenidos y Servicios On Line
CAIPCanadian Association of Internet Providers
CDTCenter for Democracy and Technology
CENTRCouncil of European National Top level domain Registries
CIGREFClub Informatique des Grandes Entreprises Françaises
CNRICorporation for National Research Initiatives
CORECouncil of Registrars
CORE-MoUCouncil of Registrars Memorandum of Understanding
DARPADefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DNSDomain Name System-
DOCUS Department of Commerce
ECEuropean Commission/European Community
ECTAEuropean Communities Trade Mark Association
eCOMLACFederacion Latinoamericana y del Caribe para Internet y el Comercio Electronico
ENREDForo Latinoamericano de Redes
ETNOEuropean Public Telecommunications Network Operators Association
ETSIEuropean Telecommunications Standards Institute
EuroInternetEuropean Internet Business Association
EuroISPAEuropean Internet Services Provider Associations
FCCUS Federal Communications Commission
GNSOGeneric Names Supporting Organisation
gTLDgeneric Top Level Domain (not associated with country code)-
gTLD-MoUGeneric Top Level Domain Memorandum of Understanding
IABInternet Architecture Board
IAHCInternational Ad Hoc Committee
IANAInternet Assigned Numbers Authority
ICANNInternet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
ICCInternational Chamber of Commerce
IETFInternet Engineering Task Force
IESGInternet Engineering Steering Group
INTAInternational Trademark Association
IOPS.ORGGroup of commercial Internet Service Providers
iPOCgTLD-MoU Interim Policy Oversight Committee
ISOInternational Organization for Standardization
ISOCInternet Society
ISPInternet Service Provider-
ISPA-ukInternet Services Providers Association of the UK
ITAAInformation Technology Association of America
ITUInternational Telecommunication Union
LACTLDLatin American and Caribbean ccTLDs
MARQUESAssociation of European Brand Owners
MoUMemorandum of Understanding-
MPAAMotion Picture Association of America
NANCNorth American Numbering Council-
NANPNorth American Numbering Plan-
NCUCNon Commercial Users Constituency-
NICNetwork Information Center-
NSFUS National Science Foundation
NSINetwork Solutions, Inc.
NSI RegistrarThe initial Registry-Registrars functions of the NSI has been splitted into two names: NSI Registry and NSI Registrar.
VeriSign Global Registry ServicesSep 2000: the name "NSI Registry" has been changed to "VeriSign Global Registry Services"
NTIAUS National Telecommunications and Information Agency
OECDOrganization for Economic Co-operation and Development
PABgTLD-MoU Policy Advisory Body
POCgTLD-MoU Policy Oversight Committee
RFCRequest for Comments-
RIPERéseaux IP Européens
SRSShared Registratry System
TCP/IPTransmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol-
TLDTop Level Domain-
URLUniform Resource Locator-
USPTOUnited States Patent and Trademark Office
WIPOWorld Intellectual Property Organization
WTOWorld Trade Organization
WWTLDWorld-wide Alliance of Top Level Domains