Avoiding a Pyrrhic victory on Internet governance

How to respond to a shift in US oversight of key Internet naming functions to the non-profit ICANN.

Participants at an ICANN meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, in 2012.
Mark Raymond
Published: Wednesday, 10/29/2014 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Tuesday, 05/19/2015 7:33 am EDT

Over the past two years, Internet governance issues have become among the most contentious on the global agenda. Edward Snowden’s disclosures have given urgency to questions that were likely to emerge as a result of the increasing importance of the Internet to myriad areas of social life and as a result of the idiosyncratic nature of the legacy mechanisms for governing the Internet.

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