Internet Systems Consortium

The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) is "a nonprofit ... 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." (from the website, 2008) It is based in the U.S.



Mission: "Internet Systems Consortium, Inc. (ISC) is dedicated to developing software and offering services in support of the Internet infrastructure." (from the website, 2015)

"ISC is the organization behind the ongoing development and distribution of the most used name server software, BIND. Our team of experts helps drive the DNS? standards and author the reference implementation that is then distributed as commercial-quality Open Source software for the Internet community. ISC provides the same leadership both in standards development and software for the DHCP? protocol." (from the website, 2015)

Among its activities is surveys of domain names?.

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