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By Brian Kahin, James H. Keller

For years, the realm observed the net as a creature of theU.S. division of protection. Now a few declare that the net is aself-governing organism managed through nobody and desiring nooversight. even though the nationwide technology origin and othergovernment firms proceed to help and oversee criticaladministrative and coordinating features, the net is remarkablydecentralized and uninstitutionalized. because it grows in scope,bandwidth, and performance, the web would require greatercoordination, however it isn't but transparent what sort of coordinatingmechanisms will evolve.The essays during this quantity make clear those matters and recommend possiblemodels for governing the web. the themes addressed variety fromsettlements and facts assortment to the sprawling challenge ofdomain names, which impacts the industrial pursuits of hundreds of thousands ofcompanies worldwide. One recurrent subject is the inseparabilityof technical and coverage matters in any dialogue concerning theInternet.Contributors:Guy Almes, Ashley Andeen, Joseph P. Bailey, Steven M. Bellovin, ScottBradner, Richard Cawley, Che-Hoo Cheng, Bilal Chinoy, okay Claffy, MariaFarnon, William Foster, Alexander Gigante, Sharon Eisner Gillett, MarkGould, Eric Hoffman, Scott Huddle, Joseph Y. Hui, David R. Johnson,Mitchell Kapor, John Lesley King, Lee W. McKnight, Don Mitchell,Tracie Monk, Milton Mueller, Carl Oppedahl, David G.Post, YakovRekhter, Paul Resnick, A. M. Rutkowski, Timothy J. Salo, PhilipL. Sbarbaro, Robert Shaw.A book of the Harvard details Infrastructure Project

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Single in stitution in which to vest authority. In fac t, given the i n tern ati o n al n ature of the I n te r n e t , auth ority is m ore likely to be workably legi timate if it is distribute d . For e x am ple allocations of , coun try-based domain names , which are administered by loc ally selected authori ties according to locally determined policies, have been much less c o n troversial than allocation of names in the i n ternational domains. We should also avoid the tem p tation to seek a single authority for both n aming and addressi n g .

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