NASSCOM-DSCI position on Internet Governance and ITU ITRs

Published: November 01, 2012

Internet governance is an important policy and governance issue that has been raised at international level. Since the World Summit on Internet Society in 2003, nations have called for a transparent, democratic and multilateral governance of the Internet. This is against the current global governance by Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) – a company incorporated in the state of California, governed by the US Laws, and accountable to the US Department of Commerce under an agreement. While ICANN is responsible for technical operations of root and domain names infrastructure, it also acts as a transnational governance institution that makes global Internet public policies, some of which are sovereign interests of the nations.

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