Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

InterNICThe Internet Network Information Center, or InterNIC, was officially established in 1993 by the US National Science Foundation. InterNIC was responsible for domain name and IP address allocation. Later in 1998, InterNIC, along with IANA, were put under the control of the ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). ICANN was contracted by the US Department of Commerce to undertake the role of managing various Internet-related tasks.

InterNIC was accessible at and contracted out the various tasks of registration, directory, and database services to three companies: Network Solutions, AT&T, and General Atomics.

Domain name, ICANN, IP address, Network terms