The internet has emerged as a reservoir of information and has pushed the world to evolve into a global village. Increased communication across political, social and economic barriers has created a virtual society of its own. This networked society poses considerable challenges for Internet Governance. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the institution responsible for the internet management. ICANN has been at the center of the debates over global governance of the internet. Key concerns raised in these debates involve the legitimacy of institutions as well as the participation of developed and developing nations in Internet governance.
Tripathi, Surya Mani; Singh, Anshu Pratap; and Dube, Dipa
"Internet Governance: A Developing Nation’s Call for Administrative Legal Reform,"
International Journal of Legal Information: Vol. 37
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.cornell.edu/ijli/vol37/iss3/9