What is ICANN? Ellie Petraki Updated July 05, 2018 14:08 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? Connect a Google Domain What is a subdomain?