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
Internet Infrastructure Coalition Statement on NSA Information Gathering
Washington, DC – Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) Co-Founder and Board Chair Christian Dawson today released the following statement on the National Security Agency’s information gathering program and efforts to declassify the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court’s order related to the program: “This country faces a delicate balance every day between security and an open Internet. Those […]
Internet Infrastructure Coalition to Host Issues & Trends Panels at HostingCon
Austin, TX – The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) will host a series of “Issues and Trends” panels with leaders of the Internet industry during HostingCon next week in Austin, TX. The panels will focus on the necessity of maintaining a free and open Internet, the future of privacy for customers, the importance of Internet infrastructure […]
The Fixation on Warrantless Data Seizures Makes Prevention of Crime Harder
The Senate is debating reform of the decades old Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). Those who oppose this reform, and other reforms designed to preserve our Fourth Amendment rights, often argue that law enforcement needs exceptions to the warrant requirement.
PIPA vs. ECPA: A Story of Education
Remember SOPA and PIPA? Of course you do. While defeating this bad legislation was a great victory for the Internet and one that should not be undervalued, the bill’s defeat didn’t magically teach Congress how the Internet worked. A lack of Internet education continued to threaten the Internet’s future. Fast forward nine short months to […]
i2Coalition Statement On the Advancement of ECPA Reform Bill
Washington, DC – Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) co-founder and Board Chair Christian Dawson released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee’s unanimous decision to advance the Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2013, S. 607: “i2Coalition is pleased that Chairman Leahy’s and Senator Lee’s ECPA Amendments Act, S. 607, a piece of bipartisan […]
i2Coalition Statement On ECPA Amendment
Washington, DC – Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) co-founder and Board Chair Christian Dawson released the following statement in advance of the markup by the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Electronic Communications Privacy Act: “i2Coalition fully supports Chairman Leahy’s and Senator Lee’s bipartisan amendment that will bring ECPA into the Internet age through the establishment of […]