09.2010 Building a new governance hierarchy: RPKI and the future of Internet routing and addressing

[Abstract]

Drafters: Milton Mueller, Brenden KuerbisConcurring: Michel van Eeten

This paper attempts to broaden awareness of routing as a site of Internet governance. It sheds light on the historical processes and policy issues raised by the resource public key infrastructure (RPKI). The paper will explain why the RPKI has important governance implications for, 1) the autonomy of ISPs, 2) the centralization of institutional power and global compatibility, 3) the business models of the RIRs and their relationship to ICANN, and 4) the role of governments in Internet governance.

Suggested citation: Building a new governance hierarchy: RPKI and the future of Internet routing and addressing. Paper IGP10-001. Available at http://internetgovernance.org/pdf/RPKI-VilniusIGPfinal.pdf

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