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Blog Entry DIDP Request #5: The Ombudsman and ICANN's Misleading Response to Our Request
by Geetha Hariharan published Mar 06, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
CIS sent ICANN a request under its Documentary Information Disclosure Policy, seeking details of the complaints received and resolved, parties involved and the nature of complaints under the Ombudsman process. CIS' request and ICANN's response are detailed below. ICANN's response is misleading in its insistence on confidentiality of all Ombudsman complaints and resolutions.
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Blog Entry DIDP Request #7: Globalisation Advisory Groups
by Geetha Hariharan published Mar 17, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
CIS sent ICANN a request under its Documentary Information Disclosure Policy, seeking information regarding the creation and dissolution of the President's Globalisation Advisory Groups. The GAGs were created to advise the ICANN Board on its globalisation efforts, and to address questions on Affirmation of Commitments (AOC), policy structures, legal structure, root server system, the IANA multistakeholder accountability, and Internet governance. CIS' request and ICANN's response are detailed below.
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Blog Entry DIDP Request #8: ICANN Organogram
by Geetha Hariharan published Mar 17, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
CIS sent ICANN a request under its Documentary Information Disclosure Policy, seeking details of its oragnisational structure and headcount of all staff. CIS' request and ICANN's response are detailed below.
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Blog Entry Navigating the 'Reconsideration' Quagmire (A Personal Journey of Acute Confusion)
by Padmini Baruah and Geetha Hariharan published Nov 30, 2016 — filed under: ,
An ​earlier analysis of ICANN’s Documentary Information Disclosure Policy already brought to light our concerns about the lack of transparency in ICANN’s internal mechanisms. Carrying my research forward, I sought to arrive at an understanding of the mechanisms used to appeal a denial of DIDP requests. In this post, I aim to provide a brief account of my experiences with the Reconsideration Request process that ICANN provides for as a tool for appeal.
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Blog Entry CIS Response to ICANN's proposed renewal of .org Registry
by Akriti Bopanna published Apr 28, 2019 — filed under: , , ,
We thank ICANN for the opportunity to comment on this issue of its proposed renewal of the .org Registry Agreement with the operator, Public Interest Registry (PIR). Supporting much of the community , we too find severe issues with the proposed agreement. These centre around the removal of price caps and imposing obligations being currently deliberated in an ongoing Policy Development Process (PDP).
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Blog Entry DIDP Request #10 - ICANN does not know how much each RIR contributes to its Budget
by Asvatha Babu published Jul 27, 2016 last modified Jul 27, 2016 02:57 PM — filed under: , ,
In an effort to understand the relationship between the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) and ICANN, we requested current and historical information on the contract fees paid by the five RIRs (AfriNIC, ARIN, APNIC, LACNIC and RIPE NCC) to ICANN annually.
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Blog Entry DIDP Request #9 - Exactly how involved is ICANN in the NETmundial Initiative?
by Asvatha Babu published Jul 27, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The importance and relevance of knowing ICANN’s involvement in the NETmundial Initiative cannot be overstated.
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CIS representation at ICANN 58
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 28, 2017 — filed under: ,
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) organized ICANN 58 at Copenhagen from March 9 to March 16, 2017. On behalf of the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS), Vidushi Marda participated in the event and made a presentation.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry NTIA to give up control of the Internet's root
by Pranesh Prakash published Mar 18, 2014 last modified Mar 18, 2014 06:21 PM — filed under: ,
On Friday evening the U.S. government's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it was setting into motion a transition to give up a few powers that it holds over some core Internet functions, and that this would happen by September 2015. Pranesh Prakash provides a brief response to that announcement.
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Blog Entry NETmundial and Suggestions for IANA Administration
by Smarika Kumar published Apr 22, 2014 last modified Apr 23, 2014 04:00 AM — filed under: , , ,
Following NTIA's announcement to give up control over critical Internet functions, the discussion on how that role should be filled has gathered steam across the Internet governance space.
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