The official release day of the “.am” domain name zone is considered August 26, 1994. The “.am” domain name zone currently develops steadily and effectively.
Along with global developments, ISOC also created “.հայ” ccTLD. This Armenian domain was launched on May 5, in 2016.
As a result of Internet development in 1998, the functions of IANA were transferred to the newly created ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) corporation. The management of the national domain was reconfirmed in 2000, and an agreement ensuring the relationship between ISOC and ICANN was signed in 2007.
“Internet Society” NGO is one of the creators of the Armenian Internet Traffic Exchange ARMIX Foundation. ARMIX facilitates the exchange of Internet traffic between information service providers in Armenia, ensures the independence of the Armenian Internet domain name zone, and facilitates communication with international channels.
ISOC is a project member of protecting children from online threats (www.safe.am). In order to support the development of safe Internet content, it was created an Armenian Internet monitoring group, which analyzes websites using modern network technologies and conducts rating evaluation.
Thus, the “Internet Society” NGO to a certain extent promotes the development of Internet content in Armenia, quality improvement, supports the development of e-democracy, e-government, e-education and publicity in the AM zone and Internet society.
Being a member of many international structures, “Internet Society” NGO consistently contributes to the spread of the Internet in Armenia, ensures the stability and reliability of the national internet infrastructure, especially the servers of national domain names. Implements various Internet development and online literacy programs.
The scope of the organization’s activities includes the modernization of the Armenian segment, the introduction of new security standards (DNSSEC), new version of IPv6 protocol addressing, as well as the creation of parallel servers of the national domain name zones.