Dr. Mahmoud Vaezi, the Minister of Communication and Information Technology of the I.R. of Iran, who is in Switzerland to participate in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2016, currently being held in Geneva, has met with the President of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
The ICT Ministry’s Public Relation department reports that in the meeting between Iranian Minister of Communication and Information Technology and Mr. Fadi Chehadé, President of ICANN, in Geneva, the parties expressed their willingness for mutual cooperation in HRD, training of skilled experts, and also holding of joint conferences.
During this meeting, Vaezi described the trend of e-government development, establishment of rural telecommunication, and the government’s outlook toward youth employment and job-creation in ICT sector of Iran, and it was agreed that both parties will participate in developing collaborations.
Additionally, Iran and ICANN came to agreement on installation of more global root servers in Iran, and adoption of IPv6 services.
During recent years, through the follow-up and efforts of the related officials, there has been a considerable increase in the share of IP’s allocated to Iran.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a nonprofit organization that is responsible for managing and coordinating Internet's global Domain Name System, and the maintenance and procedures of several databases related to the namespaces of the Internet; ICANN duties include performing the actual technical maintenance work of the central Internet address pools and DNS Root registries.
Much of its work has concerned the Internet's global Domain Name System, including policy development for internationalization of the DNS system, introduction of new generic top-level domains (TLDs), and the operation of root name servers. The numbering facilities ICANN manages include the Internet Protocol address spaces for IPv4 and IPv6, and assignment of address blocks to regional Internet registries. ICANN also maintains registries of Internet protocol identifiers.