ICANN Acronyms and Terms

ICANN has hundreds of acronyms and terms, which can be confusing. We created this multilingual tool to help explain what these terms mean and facilitate your work within the ICANN community.

ICANN Acronyms and Terms

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The name of a device used to identify it when connected to a network or the Internet. Sometimes, a hostname is considered just the left-most part of a Fully-Qualified Domain Name, e.g., www.icann.org, the hostname could be www.