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Category Archives: Traditional Governance

Global Constitution-Building

Essay by Herbert Burkert After an unequivocal experience of the inefficiency of the subsisting system of Internet regulation, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the Internet. The subject speaks its own importance; comprehending in its consequences nothing less than the existence of the INTERNET, the safety and the welfare of […]

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 […]