Global Internet Governance: From Multistakeholder To Autopilot
Posted in: Governance at 29/04/2012 15:18
In recent decades, far-reaching international cooperation has led to the development of global multistakeholder governance of the internet. While efforts to further enhance cooperative mechanisms are ongoing, one business leader with an inside track suggests that in a couple of decades, the internet will be governing itself.
The 2012 Global INET Forum, organised in Geneva by the Internet Society, convened some of the key actors involved in internet governance today to discuss the progress of multistakeholder cooperation in a roundtable held on 23 April. As these leaders work to improve the process, Burt Kaliski Jr., senior vice president and chief technology officer at Verisign, suggests that the internet itself will have a much bigger role in its own governance in the future. Verisign is a US internet security company that manages the .com and .net domains.