Submitted 26th November 2005
As a private-public partnership, ICANN is dedicated to preserving the operational stability of the Internet; to promoting competition; to achieving broad representation of global Internet communities.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is an internationally organized, non-profit corporation that has responsibility for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, protocol identifier assignment, generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) Top-Level Domain name system management, and root server system management functions. These services were originally performed under U.S. Government contract by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) and other entities. ICANN is responsible for coordinating the management of the technical elements of the DNS to ensure universal resolvability so that all users of the Internet can find all valid addresses. It does this by overseeing the distribution of unique technical identifiers used in the Internet`s operations, and delegation of Top-Level Domain names (such as .com, .info). Other issues of concern to Internet users, such as the rules for financial transactions, Internet content control, unsolicited commercial email (spam), and data protection are outside the range of ICANN`s mission of technical coordination. Within ICANN`s structure, governments and international treaty organizations work in partnership with businesses, organizations, and skilled individuals involved in building and sustaining the global Internet. Innovation and continuing growth of the Internet bring forth new challenges for maintaining stability. Advisory Committees from individual user organizations, and technical communities work with the Supporting Organizations to create appropriate and effective policies. Over 80 governments closely advise the Board of Directors via the Governmental Advisory Committee.
The Corporation and its subordinate entities shall operate to the maximum extent feasible in an open and transparent manner and consistent with procedures designed to ensure fairness.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is seeking to appoint an Administrative Assistant reporting to the General Manager Finance and Conferences.
This document describes the policy governing the allocation of IPv4 address space from the IANA to the Regional Internet Registries. It does not stipulate performance requirements of services by IANA to an RIR in accordance with this policy.
ICANN has an immediate job opening for an additional Network Engineer at its headquarters offices in Marina del Rey, California USA. The primary responsibilities of the position is the Router and Switch Administration.
Selection Of Ombudsman
The principal function of the Ombudsman shall be to provide an independent internal evaluation of complaints by members of the ICANN community who believe that the ICANN staff, Board or an ICANN constituent body has treated them unfairly.