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ICANN Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Georgian National Communications Commission

7 December 2020

BRUSSELS – 7 December 2020 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC). This MoU aims to bolster the relationship between the ICANN and GNCC and enhance their collaboration in support of an efficient and resilient Domain Name System (DNS). These efforts are of interest to both parties and target important issues such as security threats to the DNS.

The MoU aims to leverage both parties' vision of a secure and resilient Internet infrastructure to support and protect the unique communities which make up one single, global community.

Much of ICANN's work, such as helping to mitigate DNS security threats, data privacy, Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs), and Universal Acceptance, are intended to protect the DNS from security threats that affect millions of Internet users and are a primary concern for both organizations. The MoU is intended to advance the organizations' shared objective of supporting activities in the areas of developing the Domain Name Industry, supporting the use of IDNs, and promoting the multistakeholder model of Internet governance. Read the full Memorandum of Understanding here.

About ICANN

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 a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. 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.