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1.21. What is the Internet Society?

Other organizations, not strictly technical groups, exist that facilitate the growth of the Internet and keep the public informed. The Internet Society, the "parent" of the AIB, is an international body made of volunteers providing support to organizations involved in the use, operation, well-being, and evolution of the Internet. The Internet Society doesn't run the Internet either, but its members do work to keep it running smoothly. For more information, send e-mail to

The following goals of the Internet Society are taken from its charter:

More information about the Internet Society is available by anonymous FTP.*
Information is also available via Gopher, from gopher

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