WHEN Sep. 27, 2018 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST WHERE New America 740 15th St NW #900 Washington, D.C. 20005 From the physical infrastructure to the services that run on top of it, the Internet has become a major focal point o...
 27 Sep 2018

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The 58th meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) took place from 11 to 16 March in Copenhagen, Denmark. Unlike previous meetings, which focused on the IANA stewardship transition and the strengthening of ICANN’s acc...
 24 Mar 2017

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In the previous blog post, we have looked at the overall process related to the transition of the US Government (USG) stewardship role over the IANA functions, providing an overview of the changes that will accompany the transition, and outlini...
 17 Sep 2016

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The attention of the global Internet community is very much focused these days on the IANA stewardship transition process. The umbilical cord between the US government and ICANN is expected to be cut on 1 October; afterwards, ICANN is to function as ...
 16 Sep 2016

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[Update] A report from the event is now available. ICANN is a global multistakeholder organisation that manages Internet resources for the public benefit. In particular, ICANN coordinates the top-level of the Internet's system of unique identifiers –...
 4 May 2016

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The critical Internet infrastructure is no longer a dry tech-geek topic. It has drawn attention from the wider Internet community through discussions on Internet names and numbers (domain names such as .amazon, .wine), the Internet of Things (sel...
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Internet governance (IG) may be more important to you than you realise. Have you been reading and worrying about cybersecurity threats? Does online surveillance concern you and your colleagues? These are important IG issues. Learning more about IG...

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On 4 May, the Geneva Internet Platform and ICANN organised an open discussion on Ensuring Civil Society's Voice is Heard in ICANN. The discussion, held in Geneva, brought together experts involved in ICANN processes, and newcomers to the process,...
 13 May 2016

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Many digital policy areas increased in relevance in October when compared to previous months. The debates which surrounded a number of important events and court judgments during the month have continued to shape the WSIS+10 and IANA transition proce...
 1 Nov 2015

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Though not as eventful and as dynamic as January, a few major events in February increased the pressure on policy areas like net neutrality, cybersecurity, and the IANA stewardship transition, as February’s IG barometer showed. A useful tool to tr...
 2 Mar 2015

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Summary Report of ICANN50 meeting by the Geneva Internet Platform The 50th meeting of ICANN brought together more than 3000 participants from 22 to 26 June in London. The five regional At-Large organisations (comprised of more than 160 groups repres...
 3 Jul 2014

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[Update] The success of NETmundial is subjective: in summary, it has been seen as a success for those who believe in the multistakeholder process, but a disappointment for those who lobbied for strong statements in favour of privacy and human rights ...
 25 Apr 2014

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Internet governance (IG) developments in 2013 confirmed vividly the old saying that it is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future. Who could have predicted the Snowden revelations that have substantially affected global digital pol...
 23 Jan 2014

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Management of the root zone has been one of the most controversial issues in the Internet governance debate. Since the first days of the World Summit of Information Society (WSIS) back in 2002, the theoretical possibility of removing other countries ...
 9 Dec 2013

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The 8th IGF in Bali, Indonesia, took place at a delicate time when surveillance and privacy issues were dominating most IG meeting agendas. The Snowden leaks led to a strengthening focus: the heavy air of distrust pervading online users has ...
 4 Nov 2013

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Our May webinar will focus on the role of governments and the way this role is changing. Our special host is well-known IG expert Dr Jeremy Malcolm, senior policy officer at Consumers International. He will discuss the following, and more: ...
 28 May 2013

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In the midst of updates and controversy surrounding the new gTLD Program, ICANN is working on a new engagement strategy that can foster closer regional involvement, better engagement with stakeholders – especially in developing countries &ndash...
 3 Apr 2013

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If you are following recent Internet politics, you will have found hundreds of articles and blogs dealing with the main Internet governance battle, usually portrayed as a struggle between ITU and ICANN. The next big round in this ongoing battle is pl...
 1 Sep 2012

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The webinar podcast is available here. The 43rdmeeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), concluded recently in Costa Rica, was nothing short of controversial. Our March IG webinar, on ‘Outcomes of ICANN ...
 2 Apr 2012

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[Update] Scroll down to the section 'Also of Interest' below to read the webinar digest, where you can also listen to or download an audio recording of the webinar. The new gTLDs programme was rolled out earlier this year. Hundreds of applic...
 27 Mar 2012

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ICANN’s policy on the special protection of the Red Cross and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) names has triggered a very lively discussion including contributions by Konstantinos Komatis, Milton Muller, Wolfgang Kleinwächte...
 21 Mar 2012

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Diplo IG Coordinator speaks to GAC meeting ICANN 43 in Costa Rica ...
 10 Mar 2012

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If this year can be judged by its first month, 2012 will be a very eventful year for Internet governance. The Internet is part of the global communication structure, impacting everything from the geo-politics of the major powers to the lives of ordin...
 7 Feb 2012

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