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ICANN stands for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN is responsible for the coordination of the World Wide Web’s system, of unique identifiers in particular, ensuring its stable and secure operation.

An IFRAME is an Inline frame, enabled through JavaScript or a target attribute of an HTML anchor by a Web designer. It can stand alone independently of the website it is intended to represent, as an HTML document within another HTML document. The purpose for this is multiple, in that the Web designer uses Iframe’s to embed interactive applications into web pages with the use of Ajax, like Google Earth or maps. Another common use, is for advertising where the advert can operate independently of the website it is representing. As an inline image or by means of a saved search result an Iframe has and can be used by hackers to apply malware and thereby propagate malware to other websites by way of an Iframe overlay.

Indexes; a search engine “indexes” your page when it adds you to its database/index. To get added to search engine index, you can make specific requests to be added on the engines submission page by submitting an XML site map of your website. See SERP in this Glossary.

Infrastructure is the means by which data, voice and video are processed, so that the specific data can be transferred from one site to another.

Instant Messaging:
Instant Messaging is the same as online chat, since it is a text-based real-time exchange. There are instant messaging software programs for friends, family, hobby or community interactions. See Chat in this glossary.

Integration, in computing, means whole or entire from the Latin word integer. The process in computer design and development; when front-end planning and strategy with components or subsystems, are combined to form a cohesive whole, for optimum interaction on the Web.

Interactive media:
Interactive media in simple terms can be described as a two-way interaction or exchange of information such as animation, audio, video, text, graphics, games, etc.

Interface is an application to hardware and software that refers to a point of interaction, so that two pieces of equipment function and communicate correctly.

Internet began as ARPANET, an international network by the US government. The Internet is now integrated with the fabric of life itself, having an inseparable relationship between humans on all levels. The following is a fact, as of 2011, more than 2.2 billion people – nearly a third of the Earth’s population — use the services of the Internet. The Internet is a network of networks using an Internet Protocol address suite and overseen by ICANN as the functioning body for the correct application of users such as VOIP, Internet Protocol Television, instant messaging, emails, inter-banking, Online shopping as well as all Web traffic. See also WWW in this glossary.

Internet Explorer:
Internet Explorer known as IE is a Microsoft Windows Browser software that enables users to use the Internet.

Interoperability of the Internet is an interaction of people and equipment with the aim to a successful relationship. Interoperability is enabling hardware and software components to work in a compatible manner, for the common good of all Internet users.

Intranet, a system protected from intrusion by high security and firewalls that is a company owned LAN or WAN structure only accessible to the company employees. See LAN & WAN in this glossary.

Image optimization:
Image optimization is performed using a graphic software program, to optimize the image or graphic file size. This is done by reducing its memory use, without losing the integrity or look of the image.

IP Address:
IP Address, Internet Protocol Address has an IP number. For instance, the IP addresses are names such as www.example.com where people can contact you although this is not the physical address. The physical address is the numbers associated with that site, which in this case is, the owner of that site. Try this out to find your IP address, type in the search engine “my ip address” and press search. At the top of the page of Google, this will appear “Your public IP address is” which will be the location address of your computer.

IP Number:
IP Number, Internet Protocol Number is a unique number that identifies your computer, which is written in 4 parts separated by dots. To find your IP number, type in the search engine “my IP address”. At the top of the page of Google, this will appear “Your public IP address is”, which will be the location address of your computer.

ISDN, Integrated Services Digital Network, a telecommunication standard, which has the ability of communicating on multi levels simultaneously such as data, voice and videos.

ISP, Internet Service Provider is a hosting company that specializes in providing the subscribed user access to Internet services. The ISP provides Pre-agreed bandwidth and data transference speeds that are needed to function on the Web. These services will be the World Wide Web access, secondly an email service, thirdly FTP access and all other relevant Internet services to and from the clients computer.

IT, Information Technology is in broad terms the ‘information revolution’ of the modern times, also termed ‘information overload’. IT refers to all manner of information through technology. With the Internet, IT is involved with the computer and any technology central to information management. Examples are the IT departments of governments, universities, municipalities, science divisions, and space exploration. These are all information and technology driven divisions of society that use computers to officiate information.

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 Posted by on October 3, 2013