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CTIA: Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association

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The Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA) is the international organization that represents all elements of wireless communication - cellular, personal communication services enhanced specialized mobile radio, and mobile satellite services - serving the interests of service providers, manufacturers, and others.

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Internet Mail Consortium

The Internet Mail Consortium is the only international organization focused on cooperatively managing and promoting the rapidly-expanding world of electronic mail on the Internet. The goals of the IMC include greatly expanding the role of mail on the Internet into areas such as commerce and entertainment, advancing new Internet mail technologies, and making it easier for all Internet users, particularly novices, to get the most out of this growing communications medium.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)

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.

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Internet Architecture Board (IAB)

The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) is a technical advisory group of the Internet Society. One its most important functions is to provide architectural oversight for the protocols and procedures used by the Internet.

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the non-profit corporation that was formed to assume responsibility for the IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions previously performed under U.S. Government contract by IANA and other entities.

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Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)

The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative presents itself with the tagline: "making it easier to find information". Unfortunately, finding out what DCMI does itself by visiting the web site is not so simple. In fact, Dublin Core defines a standard set of metadata tags designed to make it easier to classify and therefore find information on the web. Fostering standardisation and interoperability are fine ambitions but explaining it in a simple way to non-specialists is also a good thing. Best to try some of the links contained within the site to understand why DCMI is of importance.

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Webstandards Project

"The WEB STANDARDS PROJECT is a coalition of web developers and users. Our mission is to stop the fragmentation of the web, by persuading browser makers that standards are in everyone's best interest. Together we can make the web accessible to all."

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IANA - Internet Assigned Numbers Authority

Governing body for the maintenance of Top Level Domains (TLDs) and IP addressing

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The Internet Society (ISOC)

The Internet SOCiety (ISOC) is a professional membership society with more than 150 organizational and 6,000 individual members in over 100 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).

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