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Who owns the Internet ?

Internet cables network

Do you ever asked yourself Who owns the Internet ?, is it a big enterprise ?. The short answer is nobody owns the Internet as everybody shared and participated in the building process of the Internet infrastructure. The Internet is the most used global communication system in the 21st century and it works through a huge network of submarine cables maintained by large telecommunication companies worldwide. This network was first built to be used in telegraph communication and for long range phone calls later.

When thinking of the Internet as domain names such as .com, .net, .org these extensions are maintained by different companies that sell these domains under the supervision of the ICANN. Each company or owner of a website owns its name on the internet and pay annual fees for maintaining the ownership of its name on the web. So it is really difficult to determine who really control the world wide web.