CASE STUDY: ICANN/ Internet Governance Maysa Al Shamy Basim Ishtiag Omaima Al Senan
ICANN ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). It is a non -profit partnership of people from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable
What does ICANN’s do? “universal resolvability”: oversees the complex interconnected networks of identifiers that allow computers on the Internet to find one another.Governance and Governments
Role of ICANN in Governance Role of Governments in ICANN
To what extent can ICANN extract itself from policy issues, limiting itself instead to administrative technical functions? ICANN is fundamentally technical in nature the organization's mission demands a limited role in non-technical policy-making. policy-making responsibilities can't be eliminated completely; but they can be shifted to some other institution.
Cont’d ICANN creates policies through participatory processes based on community involvement. ICANN is required to operate within a policy-making environment.
Policy-Making Is Inherent in ICANN's Responsibilities a. IP addresses and AS numbers b. Internet Domain Names c. Protocol Numbers d. DNS Root Name Server System