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The Future of the Internet – Who Decides? Speech by Rod Beckstrom

Rod Beckstrom imageIn this half hour speech, Rod Beckstrom, ICANN’s CEO and president, gives the keynote address at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

CSIS Keynote Speech – The Future of the Internet – Who Decides? speech by Rod Beckstrom

The speech is given during the week in which ICANN began accepting applications for new top level domains.

Beckstrom discusses the multistakeholder model, new top level domains, security and the internet. Regarding the internet, Beckstrom notes there are three things that unify the internet and that have to be coordinated globally for the internet to work – these being domain names, network addresses or IP addresses and protocol and primary registries. He notes these are the three things that make the internet look like one place.

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