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Muddling Through Internet Governance

essay by Kenneth Neil Cukier, a response to “ICANN’s Constitutional Moment” by Susan Crawford The debate over Internet governance and the foundation of ICANN represented the Internet’s first “civil war” — but all sides lost. The only thing bonding the fractious “Internet community” together in the talks that led to ICANN a decade ago this […]

ICANN’s Constitutional Moment

essay by Susan Crawford, with a response by Kenn Cukier The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, coordinates name and number identifiers for the Internet. In a nutshell, ICANN coordinates actors who make sure that there is only one .com in the list of top level domains (like .com, .net, .org, and […]