December 10, 2013

On November 13, 2013, the Congressional Research Service ("CRS") issued a report to Congress entitled "Internet Governance and the Domain Name System: Issues for Congress." The focus of the report is the United States' support of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") and its multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance. To frame the issues Congress faces in seeking to maintain ICANN's multi-stakeholder model within the evolving realm of Internet governance, CRS detailed the inherent complexity of Internet governance, the specifics of how the Internet is currently governed, the different schools of thought regarding how the Internet should be governed and the recent catalysts that have sparked criticism regarding the current governing structure.

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