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Are you interested in making a difference in the future of the Internet? Do you want to work for a dynamic global organization? If so, ICANN could be the place for you. ICANN has an exciting range of career opportunities for you to explore.

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Welcome to ICANN's Careers Corner!

Who We Are
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a technology-based, progressive, global organization. ICANN employees work in more than 30 different countries and speak more than 50 different languages. Our sophisticated, highly educated workforce shares a global point of view and works in a collaborative environment.

What We Do 
ICANN’s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or number – into your computer, mobile phone or other device. That address must be unique so these devices know where to find each other.

With our technical partners, ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world. These participants make up the ICANN community, which is a volunteer-based group of diverse stakeholders from across the world. They work together to give advice and develop policy within ICANN’s mission.

Why Join Us
  •  Make an impact on Internet policy and standards.
  •  Be part of a fast-paced and cutting-edge culture.
  •  Work with some of the brightest minds in the Internet industry.
  •  Collaborate in a multistakeholder and multicultural environment.
  •  Receive world-class compensation and benefits.

Current Openings
If you think you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for an opportunity to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today. ICANN is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class.

ICANN values diversity and gives preference to candidates with demonstrated skills in languages in addition to proficient written and spoken English.

Click here to search for job openings at any of ICANN's locations or choose an action from the links on the left. If you are currently an employee of ICANN, please check with your supervisor before applying for any position.

 

 

Disclosures of Your Personal Information
Access to your information will be restricted to ICANN staff who have a need to know the information to carry out their responsibilities regarding recruitment or employment law. Your information may also be disclosed to governmental entities in compliance with applicable law in the U.S. and other countries, such as to those agencies authorized to review and enforce equal opportunity laws. We do not disclose applicant information to job banks, or to other companies or external parties. References will only be contacted upon prior approval of the applicant.


Domain Name System
Internationalized Domain Name ,IDN,"IDNs are domain names that include characters used in the local representation of languages that are not written with the twenty-six letters of the basic Latin alphabet ""a-z"". An IDN can contain Latin letters with diacritical marks, as required by many European languages, or may consist of characters from non-Latin scripts such as Arabic or Chinese. Many languages also use other types of digits than the European ""0-9"". The basic Latin alphabet together with the European-Arabic digits are, for the purpose of domain names, termed ""ASCII characters"" (ASCII = American Standard Code for Information Interchange). These are also included in the broader range of ""Unicode characters"" that provides the basis for IDNs. The ""hostname rule"" requires that all domain names of the type under consideration here are stored in the DNS using only the ASCII characters listed above, with the one further addition of the hyphen ""-"". The Unicode form of an IDN therefore requires special encoding before it is entered into the DNS. The following terminology is used when distinguishing between these forms: A domain name consists of a series of ""labels"" (separated by ""dots""). The ASCII form of an IDN label is termed an ""A-label"". All operations defined in the DNS protocol use A-labels exclusively. The Unicode form, which a user expects to be displayed, is termed a ""U-label"". The difference may be illustrated with the Hindi word for ""test"" — परीका — appearing here as a U-label would (in the Devanagari script). A special form of ""ASCII compatible encoding"" (abbreviated ACE) is applied to this to produce the corresponding A-label: xn--11b5bs1di. A domain name that only includes ASCII letters, digits, and hyphens is termed an ""LDH label"". Although the definitions of A-labels and LDH-labels overlap, a name consisting exclusively of LDH labels, such as""icann.org"" is not an IDN."