CREN

Updated: 01/31/2019 by Computer Hope
corporation for research and educational networking

Short for Corporation for Research and Educational Networking, CREN was a not-for-profit corporation that was created after the merger of BITNET and CSNET in 1988. It supported both the email-based applications and services that are a prominent feature of BITNET, as well as a public key infrastructure for higher education. In 1996, CREN ended its support and on January 7, 2003, CREN's members decided to dissolve the organization entirely.

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