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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. Search for terms by name or acronym using the search bar, or search by letter. All acronyms and terms are available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish.

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  • Open Data Initiative

    An effort that began in 2016 to make eligible ICANN data sets available for easy public discovery and access. In accordance with ICANN's commitment to transparency, the Open Data Initiative aims to make as much data as possible available for the benefit of the community and the general public.