What We Do: Education
i2Coalition Educational Efforts
The i2Coalition understands that legislators are generally not technologists, though they’re often tasked with crafting legislation that has far-reaching effects on the Internet—and the people and companies that rely on it.
In other words, poor Internet legislation is often the result of limited understanding.
In our mission to support the continued growth and development of the Internet infrastructure industry, the i2Coalition leverages our members’ diverse expertise in guiding legislators toward outcomes that reflect how the Internet actually works—and the Internet is a very complicated creature. These are some of our educational efforts:
A free and open learning platform for the global Internet community, providing an overview and training material for newcomers in the domain name industry. This online training consists of more than fifteen presentations. You can view them on any device at any time, and download it for free. These slide decks are a great starting point for understanding how naming works on the Internet.
Domain Name Association Working Group (The DNA)
The DNA began as a trade association for the domain name industry to promote growth and innovation, communicate the benefits of domains, and provide resourcing and networking opportunities. The DNA merged with the i2Coalition in 2020 to further its mandate of providing a strong, clear voice for those who build the Internet.
This free and open calendar project covers upcoming events in the technology, marketing, startup, hosting, and domain name space. It helps the global Internet community plan its event-participation resources for maximum positive impact.
One-on-One Training on Internet Issues
We welcome legislators and regulators to reach out to us for training on specific Internet-related topics and issues. We deliver the facts and context, so policy-makers can do their jobs to the best of their ability.
Recent Updates On Education
Video: “Money Stealing Trolls” HostingCon Panel
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) hosted a series of “Issues and Trends” panels with leaders of the Internet industry during HostingCon held in Austin, TX last month on June 17-19, 2013. The panels focused on the necessity of maintaining a free and open Internet, the future of privacy for customers, the importance of Internet infrastructure […]
Data Foundry and the i2Coalition Applaud Texas Email Privacy Bill
The following is a guest post from Ron Yokubaitis of Data Foundry. Last week, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed into law HB 2268, the nation’s strongest email privacy bill. This bill provides much stronger privacy protections than exist with the current federal law, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA). Looking at the name […]
i2Coalition Moderates Surveillance Panel at HostingCon
Christian Dawson, Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) Co-Founder and Board Chair, today moderated a panel at HostingCon in Austin, Texas entitled The NSA Government Surveillance & You.
i2Coalition Members Moderate, Participate in NSA Panel at HostingCon
Austin, TX – Christian Dawson, Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) Co-Founder and Board Chair, will be moderating a panel Wednesday at HostingCon in Austin, Texas entitled The NSA Government Surveillance & You. Dawson will be joined on the panel by i2Coalition Co-Founder and Public Policy Working Group Chair David Snead and Elliot Noss, President and CEO […]
i2Coalition Leads Internet Policy Discussion at HostingCon
Coalition members moderate panels on legislation and the growing importance of the Internet infrastructure industry Austin, TX — The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition), comprised of nearly 65 member companies representing Internet infrastructure providers and related tech firms, today moderated a series of “Issues and Trends” panels at HostingCon in Austin, Texas. The panels brought together […]
i2Coalition, Senators Cornyn and Cruz’s Offices Tour Data Foundry Data Center
Group meets with tech leaders and discusses policy issues Austin, TX – Christian Dawson, Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) Co-Founder and Board Chair, today joined members of Senators Cornyn and Cruz’s offices and tech leaders from across the country to tour Data Foundry’s Texas 1 data center in Austin. Texas 1 is Texas’ newest and most […]