ICANN is a global organization like few others, with a history just as rare. Its mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. Its bottom-up structure defines its departure from a more conventional organization and has helped ICANN become an important player in the Internet ecosystem.
About the ICANN History Project
The ICANN History Project explores the key events in ICANN’s growth, from its birth to its current day status. This project seeks to preserve the organization’s institutional memory by capturing stories from key figures who helped shape ICANN’s past and present. On the History Project pages you will find documents, pictures and videos that helped frame ICANN’s history, and interactive timelines presenting the chronology of significant events.
The video and audio interviews that are posted are largely unedited. Furthermore, ICANN is not presenting a final narrative, to avoid taking a perspective or angle on the posted materials, so that you can draw your own conclusions.
Because the history of ICANN is multifaceted, composed of many different threads, this project is presented through tracks or themes. As the History Project matures, more tracks will be added. This is very much a “living” project that will constantly be evolving and expanding.
Share your ICANN memories with us! If you were you part of one of the subjects explored in ICANN’s History Project, send us a link to your blog, video or pictures via Twitter using #ICANNHistory. For questions about ICANN’s History Project, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.