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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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ICANN 61 Readout
by Admin published Apr 19, 2018 last modified May 05, 2018 09:18 AM — filed under: ,
Akriti Bopanna attended an ICANN61 Readout session on the 19th of April at the International Institute of Information Technology at Electronic City in Bengaluru.
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Blog Entry DIDP Request #30 - Employee remuneration structure at ICANN
by Paul Kurian and Akriti Bopanna published May 26, 2018 last modified Aug 24, 2018 06:57 AM — filed under: ,
We have requested ICANN to disclose the employee pay structure at ICANN with specific enquiries about the payment across the institutional hierarchy, gender, and region.
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Blog Entry ICANN Diversity Analysis
by Akriti Bopanna published Jul 16, 2018 last modified Aug 29, 2018 11:19 AM — filed under: , , ,
The by-laws of The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) state that it is a non-profit public-benefit corporation which is responsible at the overall level, for the coordination of the “global internet's systems of unique identifiers, and in particular to ensure the stable and secure operation of the internet's unique identifier systems”. As key stakeholders of ICANN are spread across the world, much of the communication discussing the work of ICANN takes place over email. This analysis of the diversity of participation at the ICANN processes, through a study of their mailing lists, was undertaken by Paul Kurian and Akriti Bopanna.
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Blog Entry DIDP #31 Diversity of employees at ICANN
by Akash Sriram published Jul 19, 2018 last modified Aug 21, 2018 09:26 AM — filed under: , ,
We have requested ICANN to disclose information pertaining to the diversity of employees based on race and citizenship.
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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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