The Root of All Evil?


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The Root of All Evil?

Two stories

An Internet “Choke Point”?

(Ab)use of the Root

Who Controls the Root?


Suppose ICANN Controls the Root

Bad Things?

The Real Evil: A Really Lousy Governance Model

The ICANN Structure Is Seriously Defective

Sample Defects

ICANN: Rulemaking adhocracy

“All Those Lawyers Going on About Rules”

Internet Participation in ICANN (Not?)

Making Participation Meaningful

What’s the Answer?

A Technical Solution?

Internal Reform?

Author: Michael Froomkin


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