When Internet policy is implemented the effects are far-reaching, transcending national and regional boundaries, and affecting all. That is why no one group can or should address Internet governance alone.
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To spur economic recovery and drive growth, there must be awareness among world leaders to the advantages of getting Internet policy right.
The business community today welcomed UN plans to convene an international, multi-stakeholder forum to discuss issues of importance to the Internet.
Companies participating here in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) have opposed plans for an intergovernmental body overseeing administration of the Internet, saying it would only serve to “create uncertainty and hinder innovation”.
With the express aim of clearing up the confusion over Internet governance, ICC has written a new paper clarifying how the internet functions, enumerating the different technical bodies which help to run it and listing the public policy issues it currently affects.
Business today called for the strengthening of ICANN as the coordinator of the internet's domain names and numbers system.
** This press release is provided by the businessatwsis website as courtesy for information purposes only. It is not a CCBI or ICC press release, but represents the personal position of Mr Abu-Ghazaleh. **
Is the Internet being stifled as a business medium by the constant tug-of-war over which country's law applies when disputes arise?
The International Chamber of Commerce is opposing imminent moves to create a new intergovernmental organization to manage the Internet domain name system.