Acronym guide

Abbr Meaning
AFRINIC African Network Information Centre
APNIC Asia Pacific Network Information Centre
ARIN American Registry for Internet Numbers
ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency
IAB Internet Architecture Board
IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
ICANN Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
IETF Internet Engineering Task Force
IGF Internet Governance Forum
ISOC Internet Society
ITU International Telecommunication Union
NANOG North American Network Operators’ Group
RIPE Réseaux IP Européens
RIPE NCC RIPE Network Coordination Centre

Technical Terms

Abbr Meaning
AS Autonomous System
ASN Autonomous System Number
BGP Border Gateway Protocol
CIDR Classless Inter-Domain Routing
CPS Certification Practices Statement
DNS Domain Name System
DNSSEC Domain Name System Security
ICMP Internet Control Message Protocol
IP Internet Protocol
IPv4 Internet Protocol version 4
IPv6 Internet Protocol version 6
IRIS Internet Registry Information Services
IRR Internet Routing Registry
IXP Internet Exchange Point
LAN Local Area Network
NIC Network Information Center
NOC Network Operations Center
PA Provider Aggregatable
PGP Pretty Good Privacy
ROA Route Origin Authorization
REST Representational State Transfer
RPKI Resource Public Key Infrastructure
SSL Secure Socket Layer
XML Extensible Markup Language


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