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Glosssary of Web Terms

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IANA

(Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) The function that oversees registration for Internet Protocol parameters, such as port numbers, protocol and enterprise numbers, options, codes, and types.
 

ICANN

(The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) The non-profit corporation that was formed to assume responsibility for the IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions previously performed under U.S. Government contract by IANA and other entities.
 

IMAP

IMAP allows you to review message headers, create or delete folders and messages, and search contents remotely without actually downloading your email. DomainIt email plans are IMAP compatible.
 

Individual or Role Account

Sometimes on a domain form, you are asked whether you want a contact to be allocated as an Individual or Role account. Role would only apply if the contact represents more than one person (e.g. a department).
 

Instant Site Design

A tool that allows you to instantly create a professionally designed website, based on templates, in a matter of minutes. Visit InstantSiteDesign.com.
 

Internet

Refers to the tens of thousands of inter-connected networks that connect into one global internet.
 

Internet Explorer

A standard browser provided by Microsoft within the Windows Operating System.
 

InterNIC

InterNIC (Internet Network Information Center), is a registered service mark of the U.S. Department of Commerce. InterNIC was previously responsible for registering and maintaining the .com, .net and .org Domain space
 

Intranet

A private network, generally within companies.
 

IP Address

The identification number that refers to a specific machine on the Internet. In the format 123.45.678.90, for example. By the magic of DNS, domain names can be used in place of IP addresses.
 

IRC

(Internet Relay Chat) A chat program designed in the 1980's that requires an IRC compatible program and a login.
 

ISP

(Internet Service Provider) An ISP provides a connection for anyone with a phone line (or cable connection), modem, computer, and appropriate software to connect to the Internet. Well known examples are Earthlink and AOL.
 

IT

(Information Technology) A general term referring to computing and/or technology.
 


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