look to this model to legitimate its own exercise of policymaking authority?
Right now, there is nothing about ICANN
or its contract with the US government that prevents a country from censoring or blocking content within its own borders," (https://www.
As far as increasing multilingual support for the internet is concerned, ICANN
is looking to implement IDNs.
Becky Burr will commence her role on the Board in November 2016, when Bruce Tonkin, who has ably represented ICANNs
Contracted Parties House for the past nine years, steps down.
Forced re-delegation of these ccTLDs would destroy whatever value may exist in these ccTLDs, would wipe out the hundreds of thousands of domain name registrations in the ccTLDs, and could lead to fragmentation of the Internet," ICANN
wrote in its motion to the court.
representative in the Indian Ocean will be stationed at AfriNIC offices in Mauritius, he added.
Directed by an internationally constituted Board of Directors, ICANN
is a private, not-for-profit organization based in Marina Del Ray, CA, which manages and oversees the critical technical underpinnings of the Internet such as the domain name system and IP addressing (see the Appendix for more background information on ICANN
Jon Postel, (34) one of the most well-known and respected Internet pioneers, created ICANN
as a California non-profit organization.
, a non-profit body formed in 1998 by the US government, was last year given more autonomy after Washington relaxed its control over how the internet is run.
For the moment, Internet addresses can only be entered in Roman characters and ICANN
has also been under pressure to allow the use of other languages.
government and ICANN
to perform the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions.
The meeting, which represents a fundamental effort on behalf of ICANN
to reach and consult the global internet community, will host delegates from more than 50 countries and provide the forum to discuss the security and consistency of domain names, administration, and other disputed topics.