About the UPU

Who is the Universal Postal Union?
Established in 1874, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) is the second oldest international organization in the world. Today, the UPU is a specialized agency within the United Nations family that coordinates the global postal system among its 192-member countries. The Dot Post Group (DPG) provides direct administrative overview of the .POST domain. More information about governance and operational oversight can be found here.
With the support of the global postal stakeholder community, the UPU has secured the rights to serve as the sponsor of the .POST domain from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).  ICANN is the global coordinator of the Internet’s unique identifiers (domain names and IP addresses).