Internet Systems Consortium, Inc. (ISC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation dedicated to supporting the infrastructure of the universal connected self-organizing Internet and the autonomy of its participants by developing and maintaining core production quality software, protocols, and operations.
ISC is proud to be the producer and distributor of commercial quality Open Source software for the Internet Community and to offer world-class online and professional services based on our software. Since 1996 ISC has led the industry with the most complete reference standard implementation of DNS (BIND) software using a Managed Open Source model. ISC also provides production-quality reference implementations for other core protocols such as DHCP, and distributes other open source software.
All of our open source software is available for free download from our website, since it is free, the Software Forum is a membership program for users and integrators of ISC's software or sponsored projects. ISC depends on annual membership fees to provide funding for ongoing software maintenance, enhancement and publication. Here's our OpenPGP Key information.
ISC also provides a number of Operational Programs and Services that benefit users of the Internet directly and indirectly. Since 1994, ISC has operated F-Root (one of the 13 root DNS servers) as a public service to the Internet.
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.
China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), the state network information center of China, was founded as a non-profit organization on Jun. 3rd 1997.
CNNIC takes orders from the Ministry of Information Industry (MII) to conduct daily business, while it was administratively operated by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Computer Network Information Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences takes the responsibility of running and administrating CNNIC. CNNIC Steering Committee, a working group composed of well-known experts and commercial representatives in domestic Internet community supervises and evaluates the structure, operation and administration of CNNIC.The aim of the committee is to stand on a forward position of the Internet development; actively participate in the research work on the domestic Internet development and administration policies; provide policy and legislation oriented suggestions to promote the healthy growth of Chinese Internet; facilitate the development and application of Internet resources and relevant technologies; discuss on application and administration pattern of these Internet resources; perfect the survey of information resources on the Internet and relevant information services; unite with domestic Internet communities and carry out international communication and cooperation regarding Internet addressing technologies and administration policies.
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