I - Definitions

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    IAP (Internet access provider)

    An IAP (Internet access provider) is a company that provides individuals and other ISP companies access to the Internet.

  • ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers)

    ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is the private (non-government) non-profit corporation with responsibility for IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions, the services previously performed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).

  • ice

    Ice, jello, and liquid are related terms describing three approaches to controlling content placement on a Web page.

  • ICP (Internet commerce provider)

    An ICP (Internet commerce provider) is a company that sells software and services that enable a merchant with a Web site to build an online store on the merchant's own site or on the provider's site.

  • IDEF (Integrated Definition)

    IDEF (for Integrated Definition) is a group of modeling methods that can be used to describe operations in an enterprise.

  • IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force)

    The IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) is the body that defines standard Internet operating protocols such as TCP/IP. The IETF is supervised by the Internet Society Internet Architecture Board (IAB). IETF members are drawn from the Internet Society's individual and organization membership. Standards are expressed in the form of Requests for Comments (RFCs).

  • infomediary

    An infomediary is a Web site that provides specialized information on behalf of producers of goods and services and their potential customers.

  • instant translation

    Instant translation is the translation from one language to another of Web pages, e-mail, and online chat text by a computer program so that the translated results appear almost instantly.

  • interaction management

    Interaction management is a term some companies use to describe a class of Web services that support online relationships (called communities) and transactions between employees, customers, partners, and suppliers.

  • interactivity

    In computers, interactivity is the dialog that occurs between a human being (or possibly another live creature) and a computer program.

  • Internet map

    An Internet map is any kind of map that attempts to portray all or some aspect of the Internet.

  • Internet Open Trading Protocol (IOTP)

    Internet Open Trading Protocol (IOTP) is a set of standards that makes all electronic purchase transactions consistent for customers, merchants, and other involved parties, regardless of payment system.

  • Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)

    The IRTF is an activity of the of the Internet Society.

  • Internet time

    Internet time is the concept that events occur at a faster rate on the Internet than elsewhere or that, everywhere, the Internet is affecting the pace of change.

  • InterNIC (Internet Network Information Center)

    Unitl recently, InterNIC (Internet Network Information Center), a cooperative activity between the U.S. government and Network Solutions, Inc.