The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will perform its operational activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa from a hub based in Turkey, Transport Minister Binali Yıldırım announced on March. 15, during an event hosted by daily Hürriyet in İzmir.
Yıldırım said the Internet domain name watchdog had decided to split its headquarters into three regional administration centers. “There was serious competition [to host one of these centers], and ICANN took the decision to spread its activities through three nodes: Los Angeles, Istanbul and Singapore. Los Angeles will cover traffic in the Americas. Istanbul will cover Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Singapore will cover Asia,” he said. source