What is IANA?

IANA is an acronym for Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. IANA is an ICANN brand (or is managed by ICANN) with oversight from the United States Department of Commerce. IANA manages the IP addressing, the domain name system root zones protocol assignments among others.

IANA is an acronym for Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. IANA is an ICANN brand (or is managed by ICANN) with oversight from the United States Department of Commerce. IANA manages the IP addressing, the domain name system root zones protocol assignments among others. 

IANA is the global coordination of DNS Root, IP Addressing, and other Internet protocol resources. 

IANA looks after; 

  • Root Zone Managment 
  • Database of Top Level Domains 
  • .int Registery 
  • .arpa Registry 
  • IDN Practices Repositry 
  • IP Addresses and AS Numbers 
  • Network Abuse Information 
  • Protocol Registries 
  • Assignment Applications 
  • Time Zone Databases 

More information can be found over on the IANA site (iana.org)