PSINet Inc. Thursday announced its
support of the Internet Corporation for
Assigned Names and Numbers and made a $10,000 contribution to the ICANN Startup Fund.
The corporation assigns the numbers behind the dot-separated names
identifying people, computers, and organizations throughout the Internet.
ICANN is the new non-profit corporation that was formed to take over
responsibility for the IP address space allocation, protocol parameter
assignment, domain name system management, and root server system
management functions currently performed by IANA and other entities.
PSINet’s initial contribution to the ICANN Startup Fund is intended to help
support the work of ICANN in its initial phase, until operating procedures
and structure can be fully defined and accepted.
“By contributing to the ICANN Startup Fund, we hope to further the good
work they have begun and to encourage continued progress in a productive
direction,” said PSINet Chairman, CEO, and Founder William L. Schrader. “We
look forward to a time when the processes and ongoing stewardship provided
by ICANN will merit regular support from PSINet and its peers in the