The Internet is a connected network of billions of devices and people, and has no single central governing body to control what goes on in this vast network. But it does have a few organizations that help it operate smoothly, for instance ICANN, which is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. The non-profit is basically the reason we know who or where we are on the Internet – it puts everyone in their “place”, so to speak.
In this infographic by WhoIsHostingThis, we take a look at ICANN and 5 other organizations, (most of which you probably don’t know) that are secretly running the Internet – and no, Google isn’t one of them.
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