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MANAGING THE DIGITAL ENTERPRISEMICHAEL RAPPA

<Case Study>CASE STUDY: ICANN

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Hungry Minds:

The End of the
Experiment

John G. Palfrey, Jr.
Internet Organization
and the Public Interest

Jerry Berman
Marcel Machill

ICANN and the
Problem of Legitimacy

Jonathan Weinberg

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Related topics:

Governance

Governance

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About ICANN

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the non-profit corporation that was formed in 1998 to assume responsibility for the IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions previously performed under U.S. Government contract by IANA and other entities. [Source: ICANN]

Things to read:

Questions to consider:

  • What role does ICANN play in the governance of the Internet?
  • To what extent can ICANN extract itself from policy issues, limiting itself instead to administrative technical functions?
  • There must be a single body to coordinate root policy-making and the other technical functions of the Internet. If this single body is not ICANN, then who?

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In the News:

Latest news from
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Places to Visit:

ICANN Watch

Internet Governance
Project

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