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Brazil passes Marco Civil; the US-FCC Alters its Stance on Net Neutrality
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 ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Apr 24, 2014 10:05 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
CIS Comments: Enhancing ICANN Accountability
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 ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Jun 10, 2014 01:03 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Do you agree with our fee hike? Press 1 to answer Yes; or 2 for Yes
It has long been a concern that domain-name overseer ICANN is largely funded by companies reliant on the organization to make money. by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 01, 2015 03:28 PM — Filed under: ,
Peering behind the veil of ICANN's DIDP (II)
In a previous blog post, I had introduced the concept of ICANN’s Documentary Information Disclosure Policy (“DIDP”) and their extremely vast grounds for ... by Padmini Baruah last modified Oct 15, 2015 03:14 AM — Filed under: ,
The 'Global Multistakholder Community' is Neither Global Nor Multistakeholder
CIS research shows how Western, male, and industry-driven the IANA transition process actually is. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Nov 03, 2016 10:42 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Breaking Down ICANN Accountability: What It Is and What the Internet Community Wants
At the recent ICANN conference held in Dublin (ICANN54), one issue that was rehashed and extensively deliberated was ICANN's accountability and means to ... by Ramya Chandrasekhar last modified Nov 05, 2015 03:29 PM — Filed under: ,
Comments on the Draft Outcome Document of the UN General Assembly’s Overall Review of the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes (WSIS+10)
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 ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Nov 18, 2015 06:33 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
ICANN’s Problems with Accountability and the .WEB Controversy
The Post-Transition IANA promised enhanced transparency and accountability to the global multistakeholder community. The series of events surrounding the ... by Padma Venkataraman last modified Oct 28, 2017 03:49 PM — Filed under: , , ,
IANA Transition & ICANN Accountability Process and India' s Position
Jyoti Panday participated in the workshop organized by CCAOI on "IANA Transition & ICANN Accountability Process and India' s Position" on May 30, 2015. by Jyoti Panday last modified Aug 23, 2015 09:26 AM — Filed under: , , ,
ICANN 57
ICANN 57 is being hosted by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India from November 3 to 9, 2016 in Hyderabad at Hyderabad ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 08, 2016 01:14 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Internet's Core Resources are a Global Public Good - They Cannot Remain Subject to One Country's Jurisdiction
This statement was issued by 8 India civil society organizations, supported by 2 key global networks, involved with internet governance issues, to the meeting ... by Vidushi Marda last modified Nov 14, 2016 06:39 AM — Filed under: , ,
ICANN Begins its Sojourn into Open Data
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recently announced that it will now set up a pilot project in order to introduce an Open Data ... by Padmini Baruah and Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Nov 12, 2016 01:17 AM — Filed under: , ,
'Delink ICANN from US jurisdiction'
Eight Indian civil society organisations involved with internet governance have called for complete delinking of ICANN from US jurisdiction, saying an ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 15, 2016 02:16 PM — Filed under: ,
WSIS+10 High Level Event: A Bird's Eye Report
The WSIS+10 High Level was organised by the ITU and collaborative UN entities on June 9-13, 2014. It aimed to evaluate the progress on implementation of WSIS ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Jun 20, 2014 03:57 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
IANA Transition: Suggestions for Process Design
With analysis of community-input and ICANN processes, Smarika Kumar offers concrete suggestions for process design. She urges the Indian government to take a ... by Smarika Kumar last modified Jun 22, 2014 09:15 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Commonwealth Domain Name System Forum 2014
This event took place on 19 June 2014 from 09:00-17:30 BST at ICANN50 | London in the Viscount room. It was organized by the CTO, hosted by ICANN, and ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 03, 2014 09:27 AM — Filed under: ,
CIS Policy Brief: IANA Transition Fundamentals & Suggestions for Process Design
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 ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Jul 08, 2014 08:39 AM — Filed under: , ,
CIS Participation at ICANN 54
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 ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 18, 2016 12:47 PM — Filed under: ,
CIS Submission on CCWG-Accountability 2nd Draft Proposal on Work Stream 1 Recommendations
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) submitted the below to ICANN's CCWG-Accountability. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Nov 23, 2015 02:58 PM — Filed under: ,
DIDP #34 On granular detail on ICANN's budget for policy development process
ICANN has Advisory Committees which help guide the policy recommendations that the ICANN community develops while its Supporting Organizations are charged with ... by Akriti Bopanna last modified Jul 06, 2019 01:23 AM — Filed under: , ,
ICANN 65 De-briefing Meeting
The Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) organized an ICANN65 de-briefing meeting on July 16, 2019. Akriti Bopanna remotely ... by Admin last modified Jul 21, 2019 03:02 PM — Filed under: , ,
Multi-stakeholder Models of Internet Governance within States: Why, Who & How?
Internet governance, for long a global exercise, has found new awareness within national frameworks in recent times. Especially relevant for developing ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Jun 16, 2014 02:27 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Comments to ICANN Supporting the DNS Industry in Underserved Regions
Towards exploring ideas and strategies to help promote the domain name industry in regions that have typically been underserved, ICANN published a call for ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Jul 04, 2014 06:48 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Understanding IANA Stewardship Transition
Smarika Kumar describes the process of the IANA stewardship transition, and enumerates what the NTIA announcement does and does not do. by Smarika Kumar last modified Jun 22, 2014 03:23 AM — Filed under: , , ,
NETmundial Roadmap: Defining the Roles of Stakeholders in Multistakeholderism
NETmundial, one of the most anticipated events in the Internet governance calendar, will see the global community convening at Sao Paolo, with an aim to ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Apr 28, 2014 12:51 PM — Filed under: , , ,
NETmundial Day 2
Fadi Chehade, the ICANN boss, closed NETmundial 2014 with these words "In Africa we say if you want to go first, go alone, but if you want to go far, go ... by Achal Prabhala last modified Apr 25, 2014 04:58 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Net Freedom Campaign Loses its Way
A recent global meet was a victory for governments and the private sector over civil society interests. by Sunil Abraham last modified May 27, 2014 11:07 AM — Filed under: , ,
CIS's Comments on the CCWG-Accountability Draft Proposal
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) gave its comments on the failures of the CCWG-Accountability draft proposal as well as the processes that it has ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jan 29, 2016 03:17 PM — Filed under: ,
What’s In a Name? — DNS Singularity of ICANN and The Gold Rush
March 2013 being the 28th birthday of the first ever registered Internet domain as well as the exigent launch of the Trademark Clearing House disguised as a ... by Sharath Chandra Ram last modified Mar 31, 2013 05:35 AM — Filed under: ,
DIDP Request #1: ICANN's Expenditures on "Travel & Meetings"
CIS sent ICANN a request under its Documentary Information Disclosure Policy, seeking details of expenditure by ICANN at its Meetings. CIS' request and ICANN's ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Mar 05, 2015 08:00 AM — Filed under: , , ,