Organizatii Internationale

Categoria: Enciclopedie

 Organizatii de Comunicatii Electronice si Internet


International Telecommunications Union  As the world's oldest international organization, ITU can take much of the credit for developing the vast, interconnected web of networks which have grown to become the planet's largest man-made artifact. Established in 1865 to manage the first international telegraph networks, the Union has worked tirelessly to ensure that the latest technological advances have been rapidly integrated into the telecommunication networks of countries all around the world. 
Over the last 135 years, the Union's mandate has expanded to cover the invention of voice telephony, the development of radiocommunications, the launch of the first communications satellites, and, most recently, the technological convergence that heralds the dawn of a new, telecommunications-based information age. 

ISOC - Internet Society

The Internet SOCiety (ISOC) is a professional membership society with more than 150 organization and 11,000 individual members in over 182 countries. It provides leadership in addressing issues that confront the future of the Internet, and is the organization home for the groups responsible for Internet infrastructure standards, including the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB). 


The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is a large open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet. It is open to any interested individual.


The IESG is responsible for technical management of IETF activities and the Internet standards process. As part of the ISOC, it administers the process according to the rules and procedures which have been ratified by the ISOC Trustees. The IESG is directly responsible for the actions associated with entry into and movement along the Internet "standards track," including final approval of specifications as Internet Standards.


The Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) has responsibility for    organizing groups to investigate research topics related to the    Internet protocols, applications, and technology. IRTF activities are    organized into Research Groups. 


The IAB is responsible for defining the overall architecture of the Internet, providing guidance and broad direction to the IETF. The IAB also serves as the technology advisory group to the Internet Society, and oversees a number of critical activities in support of the Internet. 

The INHOPE Association exists to facilitate co-operation between European Internet Hotline providers. 
It's mission is to eliminate child pornography from the Internet and protect young people from harmful and illegal uses of the Internet. 


The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a technical coordination body for the Internet. Created in October 1998 by a broad coalition of the Internet's business, technical, academic, and user communities, ICANN is assuming responsibility for a set of technical functions previously performed under U.S. government contract by IANA and other groups. 
Specifically, ICANN coordinates the assignment of the following identifiers that must be globally unique for the Internet to function: 
- Internet domain names 
- IP address numbers 
- protocol parameter and port numbers 
In addition, ICANN coordinates the stable operation of the Internet's root server system. 
As a non-profit, private-sector corporation, ICANN is dedicated to preserving the operational stability of the Internet; to promoting competition; to achieving broad representation of global Internet communities; and to developing policy through private-sector, bottom-up, consensus-based means. ICANN welcomes the participation of any interested Internet user, business, or organization. 


IANA - Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. Dedicated to preserving the central coordinating functions of the global Internet for the public good.

Important Links

Regional Registries 
- APNIC (Asia Pacific Network Information Centre) Asia Pacific region 
- ARIN (American Registry for Internet Numbers) Americas and Southern Africa 
- LACNIC (Regional Latin-American and Caribbean IP Address Registry) Latin America and some Caribbean islands 
- RIPE NCC (Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre) Europe and surrounding areas 
Internet Organizations 
- IAB (Internet Architecture Board) 
- ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) 
- IETF  (Internet Engineering Task Force) 
- IRTF  (Internet Research Task Force) 
- ISTF  (Internet Societal Task Force) 
- ISOC  (Internet Society) 
- RFC Editor 
- W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) 
Public Information Sites 
- InterNIC Information about domain-name registration. 


ICRA The Internet Content Rating Association is an international, independent organization that empowers the public, especially parents, to make informed decisions about electronic media by means of the open and objective labelling of content. ICRA's dual aims are to: 
- protect children from potentially harmful material; and, 
- to protect free speech on the internet. 

European Internet Services Providers Association

EuroISPA is the pan-European association of the Internet services providers associations of the countries of the European Union.


AEPSI - Asociación Española de Preveedores de Servicios de Internet

AFA - Association des Fournisseurs d'Accès et de Services Internet

AIIP - Associazione Italiana Internet Providers

ISPA Austria - Internet Service Providers Austria

ISPA Belgium - Internet Service Providers Association Belgium

ECO Forum - Verband der deutschen Internetwirtschaft

ISPAI - Internet Service Providers Association of Ireland

NLIP - Branchevereniging van Nederlandse Internet Providers

ISPA UK - Internet Services Providers Association UK 


APIA - Asia & Pacific Internet Association

IIA - Australian Internet Industry Association

CAIP - Canadian Association of Internet Providers

HKISPA - Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association

TELESA - Telecom Services Association, Japan

ISPA SA - Internet Service Providers Association South Africa

ECOMLAC - Latin America and Caribbean Federation for Internet and Electronic Commerce 

Euro-IX (European Internet Exchange Association) was formed in May 2001 with the intention to further develop, strengthen and improve the Internet Exchange Point (IXP) community throughout Europe. 
A number of Europe's Internet Exchange Points recognised a need to combine their resources so as to co-ordinate technical standards across the continent, develop common procedures, and share and publish statistics and other information. This publishing of information would in turn give all interested parties a better insight into the world of IXPs across Europe. 
To find out how Euro-IX could benefit you please read on.

Regional Internet Registries 
APNIC - Asia Pacific Network Information Centre. Internet resource distribution in the Asia/Pacific region. 
ARIN - American Registry for Internet Numbers. Administration and registration of Internet Protocol (IP) numbers for the Americas & sub Saharan Africa. 
RIPE - Reseaux IP Europeens. Performs activities primarily for the benefit of the membership in Europe and the surrounding areas (including the Middle-East and parts of Africa)

Other links 
IETF - The Internet Engineering Task Force. Community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture. 
ICANN - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Responsible for the IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions. 
IANA - Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. 
IOS - International Organization for Standardization. A worldwide federation of national standards bodies from some 130 countries, one from each country. 
EU - European Union. The European Union's mission is to organise relations between the Member States and between their peoples in a coherent manner and on the basis of solidarity. 
IRTF - Internet Research Task Force. Promoting research of importance to the evolution of the future Internet. 
Exchange Point Information - A comprehensive listing of exchange points in Europe and around the world.


The Internet Alliance (IA) is the premier organization of Internet policy professionals representing the Internet online industry on the state, federal and international levels. Through public policy, advocacy, consumer outreach and strategic alliances, the IA is building the confidence and trust necessary for the Internet to become the global mass market medium of the 21st century. 


FISPA Federation of Internet Solution Providers of the Americas

FISPA was founded in May, 1996 to represent the interests of Internet Solution Providers.  We call our members "SOLUTION" providers because our members are companies who provide a whole range of services including Internet Access, Web Hosting, Web Design and an ever increasing number of other services all which use the Internet to facilitate a SOLUTION.

We offer our members education, a place to network and facilitate discussion as well as discounts on products and services which we collective use.

We educate the public about the importance of the Internet industry. 
We support quality standards and practices for Internet Solutions Providers 
We create a single voice presenting the concerns of the Internet industry. 
FISPA was created to meet these challenges. 


EICTA is the European Information and Communications Technology Industry Association - bringing together 22 national ICT associations from 16 European countries and 31 large ICT corporations with major operations in Europe. EICTA has been operational since 1st January 2000, combining those activities that were previously vested in ECTEL and EUROBIT. It currently represents more than 10.000 European ICT companies. 


AEA American e-Commerce Association

The Purpose of the AEA: Computer Training, e-commerce education, Membership, Recognition, Endorsement, and Evaluation Services. The Premier E-Commerce Association Recognizing the best e-commerce organizations, Colleges, certifications, educational programs, training groups, magazines and journals, and professionals from around the world. The AEAâ„¢ strives to assist in the unity and harmony of standards so e-commerce professionals can communicate more efficiently. All could carry our AEA Mark of Distinction and Accreditation. 


Independent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) introduced Americans to the Internet, and continue to be the driving force in its expansion. But ISPs are being targeted as never before by punitive legislation, potential regulation, and anti-competitive practices. 

That`s why the American ISP Association was formed. AISPA has spent its first year in existence doing battle with the forces trying to overwhelm, undercut and exploit independent ISPs. We already have thousands of supporters nationwide, and we bring to bear the full voice of the 7000+ ISPs operating today in the United States. 


The BroadNet Alliance (BroadNet) is comprised of national, regional and local independent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who agree that competition and consumer choice will foster the availability of broadband services. BroadNet understands that the future of the Internet depends upon open, competitive telecommunications networks, and supports appropriate and effective regulatory oversight of the incumbent local telephone monopolies to ensure quality, affordability and innovation through competition. BroadNet hopes to prevent the Bell monopoly companies from undoing the long history of pro-competitive policies established by the Federal Communications Commission. 


The California Internet Service Providers Association (CISPA) provides California ISPs and their customers with a unified voice to address regulatory, business and service issues as well as to support innovation within the ISP industry. 

AISPA - American Internet Service Providers Association

America's independent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) were the first to introduce ordinary consumers to the Internet, and as the demand for Internet access exploded in the mid 1990's, these ISPs were the driving force in its expansion. They pioneered access in rural and hard to serve areas as well as metropolitan markets, and developed brand loyalty through attentive, focused customer service, and customized solutions for individual users as well as small local businesses like themselves. In a highly competitive market, they continue to make a difference for consumers by constantly working to bring them the latest technology at the best possible price. 


The NHISPA is an organization serving as a trade association for independent ISPs in New Hampshire. The NHISPA engages in activities that promotes the viability and recognition of its members in ways that do not disrupt the competition between them.

The Texas Internet Service Providers Association (TISPA) is a nonprofit organization committed to advocate and support a healthy Internet industry in our state.  TISPA believes an open, competitive marketplace for Internet access and services benefits the Internet service industry and the people they serve.

The U.S. Internet Provider Association will serve both as the ISP community's representative during policy debates and as a forum in which members can share information and develop best practices for handling specific legal matters.

Although the Association's principal focus will be on legal and policy matters in the United States, USISPA will also monitor and engage in international developments of concern to the members. Similarly, although the Association will focus on federal matters, it will also address important state-level issues identified by the members. When appropriate, USISPA will intervene in lawsuits of general interest to the membership.

The Association For Community Networking (AFCN) is an educational nonprofit corporation dedicated to fostering and supporting "Community Networking" -- community-based creation & provision of appropriate technology services.

AFCN's mission is to improve the visibility, viability and vitality of Community Networking by assisting and connecting people and organizations, building public awareness, identifying best practices, encouraging research, influencing policy, and developing products & services. 
VISPA Virginia Internet Service Provider Alliance

IDEAlliance (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) is a non-for-profit membership organization. Its mission is to advance user-driven, cross-industry solutions for all publishing and content-related processes by developing standards, fostering business alliances, and identifying best practices. IDEAlliance has been a leader in information technology since 1966 (founded as Graphic Communications Association) having fostered the development and adoption of standards such as GRACoL, ICE, JIFFI, Mail.dat, papiNet, PRISM, PROSE XML, SPACE XML, SGML, and XML. 
The American Communication Association (ACA) is a not-for-profit organization, a virtual professional association with actual presence in the world of scholars and practitioners alike. ACA was created to promote academic and professional research, criticism, teaching, practical use, and exchange of principles and theories of human communication. Our community embraces researchers, teachers, business persons, and specialists located in North, Central, and South America and in the Caribbean. We hope that you enjoy your visit with us, choose to participate in some of our many online opportunities, contribute information to our expanding network, and perhaps even attend one of our future conferences.


The Media Communications Association-International is the leading global community for media communications professionals that will drive the convergence of communications and technology for the growth of the profession. 

Founded in 1988, the Wireless Communications Association International (WCA) is the principal non-profit trade association representing the wireless broadband industry. WCA membership, which includes the industry's leading carriers, vendors and consultants, has grown to over 450 member companies spanning six continents.

Ipv6 Forum

A world-wide consortium of leading Internet vendors, Research & Education Networks are shaping the IPv6 FORUM, with a clear mission to promote IPv6 by dramatically improving the market and user awareness of IPv6, creating a quality and secure Next Generation Internet and allowing world-wide equitable access to knowledge and technology, embracing a moral responsibility to the world. 


The Wireless Communications Alliance (WCA) is a non-profit business league for companies and organizations dealing with wireless technologies. 


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions.