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Blog Entry ICANN reveals hitherto undisclosed details of domain names revenues
by Geetha Hariharan published Dec 08, 2014 last modified Dec 12, 2014 05:08 AM — filed under: , ,
Following requests from CIS, ICANN has shared a detailed list of its revenues from domain names for the fiscal year ending June 2014. Such level of detail has, until now, been unavailable. Historical data is still to be made available.
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Blog Entry ICANN’s Documentary Information Disclosure Policy – I: DIDP Basics
by Vinayak Mithal published Jul 01, 2014 — filed under: , , , ,
In a series of blogposts, Vinayak Mithal analyses ICANN's reactive transparency mechanism, comparing it with freedom of information best practices. In this post, he describes the DIDP and its relevance for the Internet community.
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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 Towards Algorithmic Transparency
by Radhika Radhakrishnan, and Amber Sinha published Jul 06, 2020 last modified Jul 06, 2020 09:55 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
This policy brief examines the issue of transparency as a key ethical component in the development, deployment, and use of Artificial Intelligence.
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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 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 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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