Names, Numbers, and Global Governance

  • Milton L. Mueller
Part of the Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy Series book series (TREP, volume 43)


In 1995, the management of Internet domain names started to blow up into a global policy issue. Controversy over this issue led to the formation in 1998 of a new international organization, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). ICANN and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) went about creating a new global regime that links domain name assignment and intellectual property dispute resolution. ICANN has even toyed with the possibility of creating a new form of global citizenship for Internet users.


Dispute Resolution Address Space Internet Service Provider Global Governance Domain Name System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Milton L. Mueller
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  1. 1.Syracuse University School of Information StudiesUSA

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