People unfamiliar with the workings of the internet sometimes express surprise at the idea that there is no-one ‘in charge’; and that so much depends on consensus. To those more familiar with politics than engineering, it may seem inefficient, but as ICANN’s Ombudsman Chris LaHatte explains, there are particular strengths to the consensus approach, inherent in ICANN’s multi-stakeholder model. [youtube]https://youtu.be/3DqdYkz1SFw[/youtube] “Often, if you […]
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What’s It to You Who Runs the Internet?
By Conn Ó Muíneacháin on August 5, 2015 in General
Internet Governance doesn’t just happen. A lot of talking goes on to make sure that everyone’s interests are represented while progress is made. If your business is the Internet, you can cross your fingers and hope that all goes well, or you can do like Blacknight and get involved. Blacknight is Ireland’s leading domain registrar […]