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The development and governance of the internet have been largely built on principles of transparency and information sharing, of multistakeholder participation and of open discussion and decision-making. These principles have contributed greatly to the Internet’s dynamism and inclusiveness.
This code of good practice builds upon the experience of the many entities concerned with Internet governance, in order to reinforce transparency, information and participation. It is intended as a framework of principles and guidelines which will help these entities to maintain and improve transparency, inclusiveness and accountability as the Internet continues to grow in range, diversity and importance. The ways in which these principles and guidelines are implemented will vary according to the roles and circumstances of the different entities concerned.