I know a lot of you are confused or have questions about exactly how the internet is run. ICANN has released a graphic that aims to provide a high-level view of how the internet is run. Quoting from the document:
No One Person, Company, Organization or Government Runs the
The Internet itself is globally distributed computer network comprised of many voluntary interconnected autonomous networks. Similarly, its governance is conducted by a decentralized and international multi-stakeholder network of interconnected autonomous groups drawing from civil society, the private sector, governments, the academic and research communities, and national and international organizations. They work cooperatively from their respective roles to create shared policies and standards that maintain the Internet’s global interpretability for the public good.
Who Runs the Internet? Graphic designed to provide a high-level view from ICANN (Click to Enlarge)