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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 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 ICANN’s Problems with Accountability and the .WEB Controversy
by Padma Venkataraman published Oct 24, 2017 last modified Oct 28, 2017 03:49 PM — filed under: , , ,
The Post-Transition IANA promised enhanced transparency and accountability to the global multistakeholder community. The series of events surrounding the .WEB auction earlier this year has stirred up issues relating to the lack of transparency and accountability of ICANN. This post examines the .WEB auction as a case study to better understand exact gaps in accountability.
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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 Transparency in Surveillance
by Vipul Kharbanda published Jan 23, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Transparency is an essential need for any democracy to function effectively. It may not be the only requirement for the effective functioning of a democracy, but it is one of the most important principles which need to be adhered to in a democratic state.
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Blog Entry DeitY says 143 URLs have been Blocked in 2015; Procedure for Blocking Content Remains Opaque and in Urgent Need of Transparency Measures
by Jyoti Panday published Apr 29, 2015 last modified Apr 30, 2015 07:37 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Across India on 30 December 2014, following an order issued by the Department of Telecom (DOT), Internet Service Providers (ISPs) blocked 32 websites including Vimeo, Dailymotion, GitHub and Pastebin.
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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 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 #6: Revenues from gTLD auctions
by Geetha Hariharan published Mar 10, 2015 last modified Mar 10, 2015 10:59 AM — filed under: , , ,
CIS sent ICANN a request under its Documentary Information Disclosure Policy, seeking information regarding revenues received from gTLD auctions. CIS' request and ICANN's response are detailed below.
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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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