ICANN & Internet Governance: How Did We Get Here & Where are We Heading?
Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point Paper, Vol. 16, No. 15, August 2009
37 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2009 Last revised: 5 Dec 2012
Date Written: August 24, 2009
As the Internet has become the backbone of our Digital Age economy, the issue of "governance" has taken on a new importance. What's next for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the non-profit corporation responsible for coordinating administration of the domain name system? New developments and possible policy implications were discussed at "ICANN & Internet Governance: How Did We Get Here & Where Are We Heading?" a congressional seminar hosted on April 24, 2009 by The Progress & Freedom Foundation. In the edited transcript that follows, a panel of recognized experts discussed the history and evolution of ICANN and debated such topics as the proposal for new top level domains, domain name system security, and ICANN's future after the expiration of its Joint Project Agreement/Memorandum of Understanding with the Commerce Department.
- Michael Palage (Moderator), Adjunct Fellow, The Progress & Freedom Foundation and former ICANN board member
- David Johnson, Visiting Professor of Law, Institute for Information Law and Policy, New York Law School
- Milton Mueller, Professor and Director, Convergence Center, Syracuse University and author of Ruling the Root: Internet Governance and the Taming of Cyberspace
- Mike Roberts, Internet Technology Policy Consultant and former President and CEO of ICANN
- Paul Twomey, President and CEO, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Keywords: implementation recommendation team,Palage,David Johnson,Mike Roberts,Paul Twomey,Milton Mueller,NSFNET,ARPANET,DARPA,cybersquatting,registrar,Picket Fence Provision,Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy,Network Solution,DNS,internet governance,ICANN,Domain Names,DNSO,GTLD,CCTLD,TLD,XXX,top-level domain
JEL Classification: D23, D45, D73, D79, D8, K1, K2, K11, L82, L86, L96, O34, O39, O3
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