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The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) is a nonprofit founded in 1994 that was originally intended to work with domain name system software of the time. The ISC is one of several stakeholders involved in supporting the internet by promoting protocols and guidelines.
During the evolution of the internet, various models, guidelines, standards and protocols have been useful in making internet traffic more universal and promoting consistent use. The Internet Systems Consortium operates along with groups like the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in order to promote this sort of collaboration. The group's work involves evaluation of various open-source projects with application to the work of supporting the global internet.