Who Manages The Internet ?

So you're wondering who manages the Internet ?

Who manages the Internet...
It is often said that  there is no central control, administration, or management of the Internet. While this is generally true, there are several well-known organizations that work together in a relatively well structured and roughly democratic environment to collectively participate in the research, development, and management of the Internet, shown with inter-relationships in the chart below.

 

These are some of the managing agencies that have control over where the data is routed and it resolves.... but this only represents a small fraction of the overall distribution the internet now offers.  This chart does not include the companies that carry internet data, nor does it represent other companies that manage that data.  You *could* consider this chart as the "Upper Level Management" .... many thousands of levels down the ladder are consumer products.