Internet Registration Authorities and Registries (IANA, ICANN, APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC, and RIPE NCC)

The success of the global Internet relies on the development of universally accepted standards for protocols and other technologies. Internet standards organizations such as the IETF are thus critically important. They manage the standards development process, which ensures that everyone agrees on how to create hardware and software that will work together to communicate worldwide.

While the need to standardize protocols seems obvious, there are a couple of other aspects to Internet standardization that are equally important but perhaps not quite as well understood:

Parameter Standardization Most protocols rely on the use of parameters that control ...

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