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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 IANA Transition: A Case of the Emperor’s New Clothes?
by Vidushi Marda published Oct 15, 2016 last modified Nov 03, 2016 06:20 AM — filed under: , ,
Transparency is key to engaging meaningfully with ICANN. CIS has filed the most number of Documentary Information Disclosure Policy (DIDP) requests with ICANN, covering a range of subjects including its relationships with contracted parties, financial disclosure, revenue statements, and harassment policies. Asvatha Babu, an intern at CIS, analysed all responses to our requests and found that only 14% of our requests were answered fully.
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Blog Entry Submission by the Centre for Internet and Society on Revisions to ICANN Expected Standards of Behavior
by Vidushi Marda published Jun 29, 2016 last modified Jun 30, 2016 06:07 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Prepared by Vidushi Marda, with inputs from Dr. Nirmita Narasimhan and Sunil Abraham.
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Blog Entry Jurisdiction: The Taboo Topic at ICANN
by Pranesh Prakash published Jun 27, 2016 last modified Jun 29, 2016 07:51 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The "IANA Transition" that is currently underway is a sham since it doesn't address the most important question: that of jurisdiction. This article explores why the issue of jurisdiction is the most important question, and why it remains unaddressed.
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Blog Entry Comments on the Draft Outcome Document of the UN General Assembly’s Overall Review of the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes (WSIS+10)
by Geetha Hariharan published Nov 18, 2015 last modified Nov 18, 2015 06:33 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Following the comment-period on the Zero Draft, the Draft Outcome Document of the UN General Assembly's Overall Review of implementation of WSIS Outcomes was released on 4 November 2015. Comments were sought on the Draft Outcome Document from diverse stakeholders. The Centre for Internet & Society's response to the call for comments is below.
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Blog Entry Do we need a Unified Post Transition IANA?
by Pranesh Prakash, Padmini Baruah and Jyoti Panday published Oct 23, 2015 last modified Oct 27, 2015 12:46 AM — filed under: , ,
As we stand at the threshold of the IANA Transition, we at CIS find that there has been little discussion on the question of how the transition will manifest. The question we wanted to raise was whether there is any merit in dividing the three IANA functions – names, numbers and protocols – given that there is no real technical stability to be gained from a unified Post Transition IANA. The analysis of this idea has been detailed below.
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Blog Entry The 'Global Multistakholder Community' is Neither Global Nor Multistakeholder
by Pranesh Prakash published Oct 20, 2015 last modified Nov 03, 2016 10:42 AM — filed under: , , ,
CIS research shows how Western, male, and industry-driven the IANA transition process actually is.
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Blog Entry Response by the Centre for Internet and Society to the Draft Proposal to Transition the Stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions from the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 30, 2015 last modified Nov 29, 2015 06:35 AM — filed under: , ,
This proposal was made to the Global Multistakeholder Community on August 9, 2015. The proposal was drafted by Pranesh Prakash and Jyoti Panday. The research assistance was provided by Padmini Baruah, Vidushi Marda, and inputs from Sunil Abraham.
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Blog Entry IANA Transition Stewardship & ICANN Accountability (II)
by Jyoti Panday published Jun 21, 2015 last modified Jul 31, 2015 03:47 PM — filed under: , ,
This paper is the second in a multi-part series, in which we provide an overview of submitted proposals and highlight 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 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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