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In addition to the organizations
that manage the Internet, the following organizations
help support the Internet in various roles:
- AOIR - Association of Internet Researchers, helps advance cross-disciplinary Internet studies.
- CNRI -
Corporation for National Research Initiatives. A not-for-profit organization
which performs research in the public interest on strategic development of
- IAHC -
The Internet International
Ad Hoc Committee was established by the IAB, ISOC, IANA and
make recommendations about administration and management
of the top-level international domain
names . Historically
it dissolved May 1, 1997.
- ISC - Internet
Software Consortium. Non-profit corporation that maintains production quality
open source software reference
implementations of core Internet protocols.
- ITU - International
Telecommunications Union. An international organization which coordinates government
sector global telecom networks and services.
- NCSA -
National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Historic role propagating
non-commercial Internet software
such as Mosaic.