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ICANN - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which coordinates the assignment of Internet domain names, IP address numbers and protocol parameters and port numbers. ICANN also coordinates the stable operation of the Internet's root server system.
Impressions - An online advertising term that refers to the number of times an ad banner is downloaded (and presumably seen) by users.
"Guaranteed impressions" refers to the minimum number of times any kind of online ad will be displayed (and presumably) seen by users.
Inbound link - A link from someone else's Web site to your site. One of the most important and challenging factors in promoting your Web site is encouraging other Web sites to link to yours. The more sites that link to yours, especially if they have similar or related content, the more of an "authority" you become in the eyes of the search engines. However, because you have little control over other Web sites, it takes a lot of person-to-person communication to make these links happen and it takes time to establish long-term relationships with other site owners.
Index - A file or directory on a server that usually contains information about the directory or Web site, such as access privileges, dates, and even a list of other indexes (indices). A file called "index.html" is most likely the starting point (or homepage) for a Web site; a server will most likely be configured to automatically display the index.html (or .htm) file when a request for a Web site comes to the server. This means it is the default page that appears when you type in a URL. (Sites that use Cold Fusion may have index.cfm as the default page.)
Information Architecture - Information Architecture - The study of the organisation and structure of effective web systems. In particular, the relationships between internal page elements, as well as the relationship between individual pages.
Intellectual Property - Intellectual Property, or IP, is the group of legal rights to things people create or invent. Intellectual property rights typically include patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret rights.
Internal link - A link on your Web site to another page on your Web site.
Internet Explorer - Microsoft Internet Explorer is the leading Web browser for the Microsoft Windows Operating System. Internet Explorer, also known as MSIE or IE, was initially based on a version of the Mosaic browser. Internet Explorer is included for free with Microsoft Windows. In the past, Microsoft has been criticised for anti-competitive behaviour for requiring Internet Explorer to be packaged with all new computers using Microsoft Windows. Internet Explorer has a reputation as the least secure of the major browsers. Internet Explorer 6.0 was released in 2001. In the past, some versions of Internet Explorer for Macintosh OS were released, though Internet Explorer for Mac is now discontinued and is only available for the Microsoft Windows platform.
InterNIC - Internet Network Information Center
A repository of information about the Internet, it is divided into two parts: (1) directory services, run by ICANN and (2) registration services, run by VeriSign. It is funded partially by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and partially by fees charged to register Internet domain name (such as netlingo.com). InterNIC originated under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF), and under the current agreement with the U.S. government, InterNIC provides domain name registration services for .com, .net, .org, and .edu. Many people who have registered domain names wonder if InterNIC is synonymous with Network Solutions, Inc. and the answer is no.
The InterNIC is a concept for an integrated network information center that was originally developed by several companies, including Network Solutions, in cooperation with the U.S. Government. InterNIC is a registered service mark of the U.S. Department of Commerce. It is licensed to ICANN, which operates its web site.
Intranet - A private network, within a company or organization, that serves shared applications intended for internal use only (although some may be found on the public Internet). As the Internet continues to become more popular, many of the tools used on it are also used in private networks. For example, companies now have Web servers that are available only to employees.
IP Address - The unique numeric identifier of every computer connected to the Internet. Each IP address consists of a four number pattern separated by periods (XX.XX.XX.XX). Each number must be between 0 - 255. IP adresses work with DNS servers to direct and route requests through the Web. Although home users have IP addresses, the process is normally transparently handled by the ISP.