What is ICANN? Ellie Petraki Updated August 23, 2018 08:11 Follow ICANN stands for Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and is an organisation that manages and administers Domain Name Systems, as well as other internet protocols. Related articles What is an MX record? What is a CNAME record? What is a top-level and a second-level domain? What is a DNS? What is a domain name?