IANA Functions Contract Awarded to ICANN

Posted: Tuesday, 03 July 2012

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has announced that the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions contract has been awarded to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The current IANA contract with ICANN expires 30 September 2012. The period of performance for the contract announced today is 1 October 2012 – 30 September 2015, with two separate two-year option periods for a total contract period of seven years.

The IANA functions include but are not limited to the technical coordination of the global IP address pool and AS number space and Internet number resource allocation to the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs).

For more information please consult the NTIA’s press release at:



Communications and Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)