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Internet Governance: Infrastructure and Institutions

Lee A. Bygrave and Jon Bing


This book provides an exposition of key issues in the development, steering, and management of the Internet. Much of its focus is on the governance of the infrastructure for Internet communication, particularly data transmission protocols, protocol addresses, and corresponding domain names. It also maps the development and application of core principles of network design for the Internet. A recurrent theme of the book is the challenges associated with establishing global, multi-stakeholder governance structures based on bottom-up, consensus-seeking decisional procedures, without direct foundat ... More

Keywords: Internet, communication protocols, domain names, network design, decisional procedures, governance, multi-stakeholder

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199561131
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561131.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lee A. Bygrave, editor
Associate Professor, Department of Private Law, University of Oslo.
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Jon Bing, editor
Professor, Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law (NRCCL), University of Oslo
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Lee A. Bygrave

3 Governors of Internet

Lee A. Bygrave and Terje Michaelsen

5 The naming game: governance of the Domain Name System

Lee A. Bygrave, Susan Schiavetta, Hilde Thunem, Annebeth B. Lange, and Edward Phillips

6 Internet governance goes global

Amanda Hubbard * and Lee A. Bygrave

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