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Blog Entry DIDP Request #12: Revenues
by Aditya Garg published Sep 14, 2015 — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) sought information from ICANN on their revenue streams by sending them a second request under their Documentary Information Disclosure Policy. This request and their response have been described in this blog post.
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Blog Entry Internet Democratisation: IANA Transition Leaves Much to be Desired
by Vidushi Marda published Oct 08, 2016 last modified Nov 03, 2016 07:52 AM — filed under: , ,
At best, the IANA transition is symbolic of Washington’s oversight over ICANN coming to an end. It is also symbolic of the empowerment of the global multistakeholder community. In reality, it fails to do either meaningfully.
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Blog Entry If the DIDP Did Its Job
by Asvatha Babu published Nov 03, 2016 last modified Nov 07, 2016 12:57 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
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Blog Entry How Workstream 2 Plans to Improve ICANN's Transparency
by Asvatha Babu published Nov 10, 2016 last modified Nov 11, 2016 10:05 AM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society has worked extensively on ICANN’s transparency policies. We are perhaps the single largest users of the Documentary Information Disclosure Policy. Our goal in doing so is not to be a thorn in ICANN’s side, but to try and ensure that ICANN, the organisation, as well as the ICANN community have access to the data required to carry out the task of regulating the global domain name system.
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Blog Entry ICANN reveals hitherto undisclosed details of domain names revenues
by Geetha Hariharan published Dec 08, 2014 last modified Dec 12, 2014 05:08 AM — filed under: , ,
Following requests from CIS, ICANN has shared a detailed list of its revenues from domain names for the fiscal year ending June 2014. Such level of detail has, until now, been unavailable. Historical data is still to be made available.
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Blog Entry IANA Transition Stewardship & ICANN Accountability (I)
by Jyoti Panday published Jun 20, 2015 last modified Jul 31, 2015 02:56 PM — filed under: , , ,
This paper is the first in a multi-part series, in which we provide a background to the IANA transition and updates on the ensuing processes. An attempt to familiarise people with the issues at stake, this paper will be followed by a second piece that provides an overview of submitted proposals and areas of concern that will need attention moving forward. The series is a work in progress and will be updated as the processes move forward. It is up for public comments and we welcome your feedback.
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Blog Entry Revolving Door Analysis: IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group
by Lakshmi Venkataraman published Dec 10, 2014 last modified Dec 16, 2014 05:44 AM — filed under: ,
The IANA Stewardship Coordination Group (ICG) is the body that will accept and coordinate different proposals for IANA transition. It will make the global Internet community's final proposal for transition to the NTIA. Lakshmi Venkataraman finds that a majority of the ICG's membership have had longstanding affiliations with I-star organisations. What will this mean for IANA transition?
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Blog Entry Comments on the Proposed ICANN Community Anti-Harassment Policy
by Padma Venkataraman, Rohini Lakshané, Sampada Nayak and Vidushi Marda published Jan 13, 2017 — filed under: ,
ICANN sought community input on the Proposed ICANN Community Anti-Harassment Policy on 7 November 2016. In response to this the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) submitted its comments.
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Blog Entry ICANN accountability, IANA transition and open questions
by Geetha Hariharan published Feb 06, 2015 — filed under: ,
On February 3, 2015, the Centre for Communication Governance (NLU, Delhi) hosted a pre-event briefing in light of ICANN52 (Singapore, February 7-12, 2015). Geetha Hariharan attended the event.
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Blog Entry Where Does ICANN’s Money Come From? We Asked; They Don’t Know
by Geetha Hariharan published Feb 09, 2015 last modified Mar 05, 2015 07:43 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Just how transparent is ICANN? How responsive are they to requests for information? At CIS, we sent ICANN ten questions seeking information about, inter alia, their revenues, commitment to the NETmundial Principles, Globalisation Advisory Groups and organisational structure. Geetha Hariharan wonders at ICANN's reluctance to respond.
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