Glossary of Acronyms
Acronym Explanation More Information
ACP Administrative Challenge Panels
ADR Alternative Dispute Resolution
AFA Association des Fournisseurs d'Acces à Internet (French Access Providers Association)
AFTLD African ccTLDs
AIRA American Internet Registrants Association
APRAM  Association des Practiciens den 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
CAIP Canadian Association of Internet Providers
CDT Center for Democracy and Technology
CENTR Council of European National Top level domain Registries
CIX Commercial Internet Exchange
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
ENRED Foro Latinoamericano de Redes
ETNO European Public Telecommunications Network Operators Association
ETSI  European Telecommunications Standards Institute
EuroISPA European Internet Services Provider Associations
FCC US Federal Communications Commission
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
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
ISA Interactive Services Association
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 America and Caribbean ccTLDs
MARQUES Association of European Brand Owners
MoU Memorandum of Understanding
NANC North American Numbering Council
NANP North American Numbering Plan
NIC Network Information Center
NSF US National Science Foundation
NSI Network Solutions, Inc.
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