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'Delink ICANN from US jurisdiction'
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 15, 2016 — filed under: ,
Eight Indian civil society organisations involved with internet governance have called for complete delinking of ICANN from US jurisdiction, saying an important global public infrastructure being subject to a single country’s control is unacceptable.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Analysis of ICANN revenue shows ambiguity in their records
by Sunil Abraham, Arjun Venkatraman and Akriti Bopanna published Mar 15, 2018 last modified Apr 27, 2018 10:01 AM — filed under: ,
We, The Centre for Internet and Society, have been instrumental in having ICANN become transparent about their revenue with our persistent requests for their sources of revenue.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Brazil passes Marco Civil; the US-FCC Alters its Stance on Net Neutrality
by Geetha Hariharan published Apr 24, 2014 last modified Apr 24, 2014 10:05 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Hopes for the Internet rise and fall rapidly. Yesterday, on April 23, 2014, Marco Civil da Internet, the Brazilian Bill of Internet rights, was passed by the Brazilian Senate into law.
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Blog Entry Breaking Down ICANN Accountability: What It Is and What the Internet Community Wants
by Ramya Chandrasekhar published Nov 05, 2015 last modified Nov 05, 2015 03:29 PM — filed under: ,
At the recent ICANN conference held in Dublin (ICANN54), one issue that was rehashed and extensively deliberated was ICANN's accountability and means to enhance the same. In light of the impending IANA stewardship transition from the NTIA to the internet's multi-stakeholder community, accountability of ICANN to the internet community becomes that much more important. In this blog post, some aspects of the various proposals to enhance ICANN's accountability have been deconstructed and explained.
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Blog Entry CIS Comment on ICANN's Draft FY20 Operating Plan and Budget
by Akriti Bopanna published Feb 12, 2019 — filed under: ,
At the Centre for Internet and Society, we are grateful for the opportunity to provide our comments on the proposed draft of ICANN’s FY20 Operating Plan and Budget along with their Five-Year Operating Plan Update. As part of the public comment process, ICANN provided a list of documents which can be found here that included their highlights of the budget, the total draft budget for FY20, an operating plan segregated by portfolios, amongst others.
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Blog Entry CIS Comments: Enhancing ICANN Accountability
by Geetha Hariharan published Jun 10, 2014 last modified Jun 10, 2014 01:03 PM — filed under: , , , ,
On May 6, 2014, ICANN published a call for public comments on "Enhancing ICANN Accountability". This comes in the wake of the IANA stewardship transition spearheaded by ICANN and related concerns of ICANN's external and internal accountability mechanisms. Centre for Internet and Society contributed to the call for comments.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
CIS Participation at ICANN 54
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 22, 2015 last modified Jan 18, 2016 12:47 PM — filed under: ,
Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), India participated in the 54th meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) held at the Convention Center in Dublin from 17 October 2015 to 22 October 2015. Pranesh Prakash, Jyoti Panday and Padmini Baruah attended the meeting.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry CIS Policy Brief: IANA Transition Fundamentals & Suggestions for Process Design
by Geetha Hariharan published Jun 22, 2014 last modified Jul 08, 2014 08:39 AM — filed under: , ,
In March 2014, the US government announced that it would transfer oversight of IANA functions to an as-yet-indeterminate global multi-stakeholder body. This policy brief, written by Smarika Kumar and Geetha Hariharan, explains the process concisely.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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 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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