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DIDP Request #4: ICANN and the NETmundial Principles
CIS sent ICANN a request under its Documentary Information Disclosure Policy, seeking details of ICANN's implementation of the NETmundial Principles that it ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Mar 05, 2015 08:28 AM — Filed under: , , ,
DIDP Request #6: Revenues from gTLD auctions
CIS sent ICANN a request under its Documentary Information Disclosure Policy, seeking information regarding revenues received from gTLD auctions. CIS' request ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Mar 10, 2015 10:59 AM — Filed under: , , ,
DIDP Request #13: Keeping track of ICANN’s contracted parties: Registries
On multiple occasions, Fadi Chehade, then President and CEO of ICANN has emphasized the importance of conducting audits (internal and external) to ensure ... by Asvatha Babu last modified Jul 28, 2016 03:40 PM — Filed under: , ,
DIDP Request #14: Keeping track of ICANN’s contracted parties: Registrars
In September 2016, we filed two separate DIDP requests regarding ICANN’s Contractual Compliance Goals. by Asvatha Babu last modified Jul 28, 2016 04:34 PM — Filed under: , ,
DIDP Request #15: What is going on between Verisign and ICANN?
During a hearing of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on “Internet Governance Progress After ICANN 53,” President and CEO of ICANN - Mr Fadi Chehade ... by Asvatha Babu last modified Jul 29, 2016 02:01 AM — Filed under: , ,
DIDP Request #16 - ICANN has no Documentation on Registrars’ “Abuse Contacts”
Registrars on contract with ICANN are required to maintain an “abuse contact” - a 24/7 dedicated phone line and e-mail address to receive reports of abuse ... by Asvatha Babu last modified Jul 29, 2016 02:11 AM — Filed under: , ,
DIDP Request #17 - How ICANN Chooses their Contractual Compliance Auditors
At a congressional hearing on internet governance and progress, then President of ICANN Fadi Chehadi indicated that the number of people working on compliance ... by Asvatha Babu last modified Jul 29, 2016 02:20 AM — Filed under: , ,
DIDP Request #18 - ICANN’s Internal Website will Stay Internal
ICANN maintains an internal website accessible to staff and employees. We requested ICANN to provide us with a document with the contents of that website in ... by Asvatha Babu last modified Jul 29, 2016 02:53 PM — Filed under: , ,
DIDP Request #19 - ICANN’s role in the Postponement of the IANA Transition
In March 2014, the National Telecommunications and Information Agency (NTIA) of the United States government announced plans to shift the Internet Assigned ... by Asvatha Babu last modified Jul 29, 2016 04:37 PM — Filed under: , ,
DIDP Request #20 - Is Presumptive Renewal of Verisign’s Contracts a Good Thing?
ICANN’s contract agreements with different registries contain a presumptive renewal clause. Unless they voluntarily give up their rights or there is a material ... by Asvatha Babu last modified Jul 30, 2016 02:01 AM — Filed under: , ,
DIDP Request #21 - ICANN’s Relationship with the RIRs
At CIS, we wanted a clearer understanding of ICANN’s relationship with the 5 internet registries. The large amount contributed by the RIRs to ICANN’s funding ... by Asvatha Babu last modified Jul 30, 2016 03:42 AM — Filed under: , ,
DIDP Request #22 - Reconsideration Requests from Parties affected by ICANN Action
According to ICANN by-laws, ICANN has the responsibility to answer to reconsideration requests filed by those directly affected by its actions. by Asvatha Babu last modified Jul 30, 2016 03:52 AM — Filed under: , ,
DIDP Request #23 - ICANN does not Know how Diverse its Comment Section Is
While researching ICANN and the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG), we came across a diversity analysis report of a public comment section. by Asvatha Babu last modified Jul 30, 2016 05:55 AM — Filed under: , ,
DIDP Request #25 - Curbing Sexual Harassment at ICANN
Markus Kummer at Public Forum 2 mentioned that ICANN has standards of behavior regarding sexual harassment that are applicable for its staff. by Asvatha Babu last modified Jul 30, 2016 06:14 AM — Filed under: , ,
DIDP Request #27 - On ICANN’s support to new gTLD Applicants
In order to promote access to the New gTLD Program in developing regions, ICANN set up the New gTLD Applicant Support Program (Program) which seeks to ... by Asvatha Babu last modified Jul 30, 2016 08:03 AM — Filed under: , ,
DIDP Request #28 - ICANN renews Verisign’s RZM Contract?
Our request to ICANN was related to our (mistaken) assumption that Verisign and ICANN had signed an agreement for Root Zone Maintenance and had recently ... by Asvatha Babu last modified Jul 30, 2016 08:10 AM — Filed under: , ,
NETmundial Day 1
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's speech at the opening of NETmundial in São Paulo was refreshingly free of the UN-speak that characterised virtually every ... by Achal Prabhala last modified Apr 24, 2014 09:02 AM — Filed under: , , ,
NETmundial: Tracking *Multistakeholder* across Contributions
This set of analysis of the contributions submitted to NETmundial 2014 is part of the effort by the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, India, to ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Apr 25, 2014 09:53 AM — Filed under: , , ,
ICANN Sexual Harassment Case Highlights Lack of Procedure at Global Internet Body
Alleged perpetrator files counter-complaint with ombudsman’s office after being publicly identified. by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 01, 2016 03:42 PM — Filed under: , ,
ICANN 55
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) held its 55th meeting in Marrakech, Morocco from March 5 to 10, 2016. Padmini Baruah and Vidushi ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 30, 2016 02:41 PM — Filed under: ,
Woman Alleges Harassment at Major International Conference
A prospective lawyer's name tag was flipped, and she was asked rude questions by a CEO at a conference, where, ironically enough, she was invited to devise ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 30, 2016 05:06 PM — Filed under: , ,
CIS Statement at ICANN 49's Public Forum
This was a statement made by Pranesh Prakash at the ICANN 49 meeting (on March 27, 2014), arguing that ICANN's bias towards the North America and Western ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jun 04, 2014 05:31 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
India's Contribution to Internet Governance Debates
India's Contribution to Internet Governance Debates", an article by Sunil Abraham, Mukta Batra, Geetha Hariharan, Swaraj Barooah and Akriti Bopanna, was ... by Sunil Abraham, Mukta Batra, Geetha Hariharan, Swaraj Barooah and Akriti Bopanna last modified Aug 16, 2018 03:38 PM — Filed under: , , ,
ICANN response to DIDP #31 on diversity
This post summarizes the response of ICANN to our inquiry on the diversity of their employees. by Akriti Bopanna and Akash Sriram last modified Aug 21, 2018 05:35 PM — Filed under: ,
DIDP #32 On ICANN's Fellowship Program
In furtherance of its capacity building functions, ICANN selects Fellows for every public meeting. These are individuals from underserved and underrepresented ... by Akriti Bopanna last modified Nov 12, 2018 03:58 PM — Filed under: ,
ICANN Workstream 2 Recommendations on Accountability
One of the most significant initiatives to improve the accountability of the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) commenced in 2014, when ... by Akriti Bopanna last modified Nov 23, 2018 02:56 PM — Filed under: , ,
DIDP Request #11: NETmundial Principles
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) followed up on the implementation of the NETmundial Principles that ICANN has been endorsing by sending them a second ... by Aditya Garg last modified Sep 14, 2015 03:08 PM — Filed under: ,
Peering behind the veil of ICANN’s DIDP (I)
One of the key elements of the process of enhancing democracy and furthering transparency in any institution which holds power is open access to information ... by Padmini Baruah last modified Oct 15, 2015 02:42 AM — Filed under: ,
CIS Comment on ICANN's Draft FY20 Operating Plan and Budget
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 ... by Akriti Bopanna last modified Feb 12, 2019 11:44 PM — Filed under: ,
Sexual Harassment at ICANN
Padmini Baruah represented the Centre for Internet & Society at ICANN in the month of March 2016. In a submission to ICANN she is calling upon the ICANN board ... by Padmini Baruah last modified Apr 06, 2016 02:40 PM — Filed under: , , ,