Accountability and Oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Publication Date: July 2002

Publisher: Boston University. School of Law

Author(s): Tamar Frankel

Research Area: Internet Governance

Keywords: Ombudsman; Voting systems; Intellectual property; Internet Governance

Type: Report


Examines the current status of ICANN with respect to its legitimacy, accountability and oversight. Examines the tools, mechanisms and practices with regard to (self) regulatory and governance structures. Proposes guidelines and provides a framework for ICANN's structure and activities. Outlines the critical parameters that define accountable governance structures and processes.