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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 Comments from the Centre for Internet and Society on Renewal of .NET Registry Agreement
by Vidushi Marda published May 31, 2017 last modified Jun 06, 2017 01:35 PM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) is grateful for the opportunity to comment on the proposed renewal of the .NET Registry Agreement.
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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 CIS’ Efforts Towards Greater Financial Disclosure by ICANN
by Padma Venkataraman published Oct 29, 2017 last modified Oct 31, 2017 02:10 AM — filed under: , , ,
CIS has been working towards enhancing transparency and accountability at ICANN since 2014. While initial efforts have resulted in ICANN revealing its sources of income in a granular fashion in 2015, we are yet to see this level of transparency become a default approach within ICANN. Here, Padma Venkataraman chronologically maps CIS’ efforts at enhancing financial transparency and accountability at ICANN, while providing an outline of what remains to be done.
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Blog Entry Why Presumption of Renewal is Unsuitable for the Current Registry Market Structure
by Padma Venkataraman published Oct 29, 2017 last modified Oct 31, 2017 02:53 AM — filed under: , , ,
With the recent and much protested renewal of the .net legacy Top-Level-Domain (TLD), the question of the appropriate method of renewal has again come to the forefront. While this seems relatively uncontroversial to most, Padma Venkataraman, a law student and intern at CIS looks at presumptive renewal through a critical lens.
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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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Blog Entry DIDP Request #2: Granular Revenue/Income Statements from ICANN
by Geetha Hariharan published Mar 05, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
CIS sent ICANN a request under its Documentary Information Disclosure Policy, seeking current and historical details of ICANN's income/revenue from its various sources. CIS' request and ICANN's response are detailed below.
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Blog Entry DIDP Request #3: Cyber-attacks on ICANN
by Geetha Hariharan published Mar 05, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
CIS sent ICANN a request under its Documentary Information Disclosure Policy, seeking details of cyber-attacks on ICANN, and ICANN's internal and external responses to the same. CIS' request and ICANN's response are detailed below.
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