Definitions for "Internet Assigned Numbers Authority"
Keywords:  iana, oversee, isi, icann, registry
(IANA) The central registry for various Internet protocol parameters, such as port, protocol & ent4erprise numbers, & options, codes & types.
The "Internet Assigned Numbers Authority" assigns certain ports of the TCP/IP protocol to specific services. For instance, this standard uses port 80 for the HTTP protocol and port 20/21 for FTP.
The organization responsible for matching unique numerical addresses (IP addresses) to computer names for the Internet. Their web site is at See also Domain Naming Service (DNS), Internet, Internet Protocol, IP family.