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Trials and tribulations of changing oversight of core internet infrastructure

Trials and tribulations of changing oversight of core internet infrastructure | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
The whole family of internet self-governing bodies are busy preparing their takes on how to reign the future Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). As a coordinator of core infrastructure services for naming (ICANN), numbering (Regional Internet Registries) and standardisation (IETF), IANA has been in the middle of quite some fights. This one might well be the biggest one.
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«The internet naming, numbering and standardisation communities are falling over their feet to meet the deadline - next September - for fixing the future oversight of Internet Assigned Number Authority (IANA). While some fear it might be the only opportunity to end the privileged oversight role of the United States government, others warn against a rushed solution leaving aspects of the core internet infrastructure at the mercy of a private California-based company, namely the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). IANA is currently a department of ICANN. The question is: can the net community really govern some of its core infrastructure and how much does it need governments for that, if at all?

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Where is the governance in Internet governance?

The governance of the Internet provides one of the most important arenas in which new ideas regarding Internet studies can be applied and tested. This paper critiques the prevailing conceptualization of Internet governance. The label is routinely applied to the study of a few formal global institutions with limited or no impact on governance, but not to studies of the many activities that actually shape and regulate the use and evolution of the Internet, such as Internet service provider interconnection, security incident response or content filtering. Consequently, current conceptualizations of Internet governance inflate the presence and influence of state actors. Furthermore, they undermine efforts to understand how large-scale distributed systems in the global economy can be governed in the absence of formalized international regimes. We conclude by discussing how concepts of networked governance can be applied and extended to illuminate the study of Internet governance.

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