Internet Standards

In this article we will discuss Internet Standards, will make brief discussion on Internet Standards, In last article we discuss about Open Standards.

Standards organizations are usually vendor-neutral, non-profit institutions established to develop and promote the concept of open standards. Various organizations have different responsibilities for promoting and creating standards for the TCP/IP protocol.

  • Internet Society (ISOC) – Responsible for promoting the open development and evolution of Internet use throughout the world.
  • Internet Architecture Board (IAB) – Responsible for the overall management and development of Internet standards.
  • Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) – Develops, updates, and maintains Internet and TCP/IP technologies. This includes the process and documents for developing new protocols and updating existing protocols know as Request for Comments (RFC) documents.
  • Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) – Focused on long-term research related to Internet and TCP/IP protocols such as Anti-Spam Research Group (ASRG), Crypto Forum Research Group (CFRG), and Peer-to-Peer Research Group (P2PRG).
  • Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) – Based in the United States, coordinates IP address allocation, the management of domain names, and assignment of other information used TCP/IP protocols.
  • Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) – Responsible for overseeing and managing IP address allocation, domain name management, and protocol identifiers for ICANN.

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