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University of Miami Law School

Internet Law

ICANN

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Almost Free: An Analysis Of Icann's 'Affirmation Of Commitments', A. Michael Froomkin Jan 2011

Almost Free: An Analysis Of Icann's 'Affirmation Of Commitments', A. Michael Froomkin

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Commentary: Time To Hug A Bureaucrat, A. Michael Froomkin Jan 2003

Commentary: Time To Hug A Bureaucrat, A. Michael Froomkin

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Icann And Antitrust, A. Michael Froomkin Jan 2003

Icann And Antitrust, A. Michael Froomkin

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National identification ("ID") cards appear increasingly inevitable. National ID cards have the potential to be repressive and privacy destroying, but it is also possible to design a system that captures more benefits than costs. Because the United States currently lacks a single, reliable credential, private businesses have trouble authenticating their customers and matching data among distributed databases. This Article argues that the desire for reliable ID creates a window of opportunity for the federal government to strike a bargain: offer private businesses the use of a reliable credential in the form of a national ID card, on the condition that ...


Form And Substance In Cyberspace, A. Michael Froomkin Jan 2002

Form And Substance In Cyberspace, A. Michael Froomkin

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In this Response to the preceding article by Joe Sims and Cynthia Bauerly, A. Michael Froomkin defends his earlier critique of ICANN. This Response first summarizes the arguments in Wrong Turn In Cyberspace, which explained why ICANN lacks procedural and substantive legitimacy. This Response focuses on how the U.S. government continues to assert control over the domain name system, and how this control violates the APA, the nondelegation doctrine as articulated by the Supreme Court in Carter Coal, and public policy. Professor Froomkin then proposes that ICANN's role be more narrowly focused away from policy making towards true ...


Wrong Turn In Cyberspace: Using Icann To Route Around The Apa And The Constitution, A. Michael Froomkin Jan 2000

Wrong Turn In Cyberspace: Using Icann To Route Around The Apa And The Constitution, A. Michael Froomkin

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The Internet relies on an underlying centralized hierarchy built into the domain name system (DNS) to control the routing for the vast majority of Internet traffic. At its heart is a single data file, known as the "root." Control of the root provides singular power in cyberspace.

This Article first describes how the United States government found itself in control of the root. It then describes how, in an attempt to meet concerns that the United States could so dominate an Internet chokepoint, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC) summoned into being the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and ...