The Global Internet ICTFEST 2006 Antigua and Barbuda Jacob Malthouse Liaison Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. My Address Will Introduce What is the Internet? What does ICANN do? What is the role of ICANN in Internet governance? Some Caribbean context
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Antigua and Barbuda
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
What is the Internet?
What does ICANN do?
What is the role of ICANN in Internet governance?
Some Caribbean context
Current leadership opportunities
Centralised vs. distributed network
Each node has a unique address
Links Name to Address
A mnemonic device / World’s largest distributed database
openness, access: IGF
& many others…
Board of Directors
(15 voting Directors)
(6 non-voting Liaisons)
Governmental Advisory Committee
Technical Liaison Group
Root Server System Advisory Committee
Address Supporting Organisation
Generic Names Supporting Organisation
Country Code Names Supporting Organisation
At-large Advisory Committee
Security and Stability Advisory Committee