Global - Reference - Internet - Governing Policies


Archived report. This report was archived in 2006 and has not been updated. The Internet has conquered the world in such a short time that the incumbent business and government structures have been unable to shape these developments. Policies and strategies have basically been prepared on-the-fly. However, the importance of the Internet to societies and economies ensures that slowly the institutions are catching up. Fortunately the Internet has established itself to such an extent that its fundamental nature can’t be changed any more. It is therefore to the benefit of the Internet that proper rules and regulations are built around this global concept of communication and information sharing.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Related reports
  • 3. Internet ownership
    • 3.1 Will the Internet be monopolised?
    • 3.2 No-one owns the Internet
  • 4. Looming political Internet disaster
    • 4.1 Interconnect costs
      • 4.1.1 Australia takes on the USA
      • 4.1.2 Ruling not accepted by USA
    • 4.2 A more cultural diverse Internet is needed
    • 4.3 Network cartels are slowly crumbling
    • 4.4 Will the Internet be monopolised?
    • 4.5 The role of governments
  • 5. Internet Telephone Numbering System
  • 6. The Governing of Internet domain names
    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 ICANN
      • 6.2.1 DNSO
    • 6.3 Is the freedom of the Internet under threat?
      • 6.3.1 International Open Internet Coalition (IOIC)
    • 6.4 Multilingual domain names
    • 6.5 The World Intellectual Property Organisation process
  • 7. Cybercrime
  • Exhibit 1 – Generic Top Level Domains

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Number of pages 9

Status Archived

Last updated 4 Feb 2006
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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