Internet Society

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The group responsible for oversight of the Internet on a worldwide basis is the Internet Society (ISOC). ISOC is a board comprised of 15 individuals from around the world, many of whom have been instrumental in the development of the Internet as we know it. ISOC is headquartered in Reston, Virginia; their web site is www.isoc.org.

ISOC oversees the activities of the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF).