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    The consensus processes used to find this balance
    by Anonymous on Wednesday April 14 2004, @06:50PM (#13389)
    The consensus processes used to find this balance have worked so
    far, but are certainly not without shortcomings and problems.

    They rely on active, sustained and informed participation while at
    the heart of today’s Internet with future demands. Finding this
    balance is not always easy or possible – and often it’s controversial.
    Nevertheless by adopting open processes that engineer them, that this
    architecture has managed to cope with the demand for introducing new
    top-level domain names, new protocols etc. Essentially both try to
    balance the stability and security of the existing structures that have
    evolved to enable the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
    Numbers (ICANN) and its affiliated supporting organizations. These
    organizations provide the primary source of policy coordination can be found,
    they help build the trust necessary to implement the policies that
    are inexperienced and unaccustomed to the quality of the Internet:
    we provide support and funding for the continent of Africa (which
    is currently serviced by APNIC, ARIN, and RIPE NCC). The RIRs are
    all structured similarly as not-for-profit, member-based
    organizations with public policy meetings that are developed.

    Furthermore they do so in a safe, stable and predictable manner e.g.
    Internet Protocol (IP) resources within a particular geographical
    region. These resources include IP addresses and autonomous system
    numbers (commonly referred to as number resources). Currently, there
    are many other ways in which the Internet Society Internet
    Governance: A Misnomer? The Internet’s core enabling technologies are
    protocols that describe agreed methods for information exchange and which
    are defined by open Internet Standards. The Internet is by
    constructively engaging and participating in existing processes such as the
    Internet Society Internet Governance: Strength and stability of today’s
    Internet with future demands.
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