Internet Core Neutrality: Drawing a Line in the Sand at ICANN
Written by Dan Krimm
Most people have never heard of ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, but the number who have may be about to grow significantly.
ICANN is a nonprofit organization less than a decade old that makes policy about the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS). This organization determines policy for registries of top-level domains (TLDs) such as ‘.com’ or ‘.net’, for registrars of second-level domains (2LDs) such as ‘mywebsite.com‘ or ‘yourwebsite.net‘ and for the Root Server Operators whose computers tell the rest of the computers on the Internet what TLDs exist and where to find them.
A matter of concern only to techno/Inter-geeks, right? Wrong.
To see how this may affect your Internet, read on…