JNT Association

A non-profit company funded by the UK's advisory committee to manage and develop the UK national research network backbone.

In 1970, the United Kingdom Computer Board commissioned Professor Mike Wells to report on UK university networking. As a result, on 1976-11-01, the Network Unit was created which in turn led to the creation in 1979 of a full-time Joint Network Team (JNT) and in 1982 to the creation of JANET. On 1993-12-10, the JNT Association was formed to develop and manage JANET for the education and research community.

ICANN wiki entry.