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ICANN Acronyms and Terms

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  • World Wide Web ConsortiumW3C

    An international industry consortium that develops protocols and guidelines to ensure the interoperability and long-term growth of the World Wide Web. The W3C is represented on ICANN’s Technical Liaison Group. This group provides the ICANN Board with authoritative information concerning the technical standards associated with ICANN’s activities.