One of the purposes of this web site is to educate others so that they are comfortable with participating in discussion. The following are some of the many acronyms and terms you may come across while working with the Registrar Stakeholder Group.

Acronym Definition
AGP Add Grace Period
AIRA American Internet Registrants Association
ALAC At Large Advisory Committee
APNG Asia Pacific Networking Group
APNIC Asia-Pacific Network Information Center
APTLD Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association
ARIN American Registry for Internet Numbers
ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency
ASO Address Supporting Organization
CAIP Canadian Association of Internet Providers
CCTLD Country Code Top Level Domain
CENTR Council of European National Top level domain Registries
CERT Computer Emergency Response Team
DNS Domain Name System
DOC US Department of Commerce
DRP Dispute Resolution Policy
Excom Executive Committee
FCC US Federal Communications Commission
GAC Governmental Advisory Committee
GNSO Generic Names Support Organization
GTLD Generic Top Level Domain
IAHC International Ad Hoc Committee
IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
ICANN Internet Corporation For Assigned Names & Numbers
ICC International Chamber of Commerce
IDN Internationalized Domain Names
IETF Internet Engineering Task Force
INTA International Trademark Association
IRT Implementation Recommendation Team
IRTP Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy
ISO International Organization for Standardization
ISP Internet Service Provider
ITU International Telecommunication Union
JPA Joint Project Agreement
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
NAF National Arbitration Forum
NANOG North American Network Operators Group
NCSG Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group
NIC Network Information Center
Nomcom Nominating Committee
NTIA US National Telecommunications and Information Agency
PEDNR Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery
PEDNR-WG Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery Working Group
PPSC Policy Process Steering Committee
PDP Policy Development Process
PDP-WT Policy Development Process Work Team
PPC Public Participation Committee
RAA Registrar Accreditation Agreement
RC Registrar Constituency
RFC Request For Comments
RIPE Réseaux IP Européens
RrSG Registrar Stakeholder Group
RySG Registry Stakeholder Group
SG Stakeholder Group
SSAC Security and Stability Advisory Committee
TDRP Transfer Dispute Resolution Policy
TLD Top Level Domain
UDRP Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy
URL Uniform Resource Locator
USPTO United States Patent and Trademark Office
WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization