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
Member Spotlight: Elya McCleave Consulting
I love the idea of giving a unified voice to hosting companies, data centers, registrars and registries, software services providers, and related tech firms on both the domestic and international stages.
i2Coalition Releases Statement on DreamHost Warrant
This warrant is one example of a significant, and disturbing, trend, of sweeping government requests to Internet Infrastructure providers for all manner of data related to their services.
The i2Coalition Joins Tech leaders In Supporting ECPA Modernization Act of 2017
The i2Coalition has joined a group of tech industry leaders in supporting the ECPA Modernization Act of 2017, introduced by Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT).
The Open Internet Order Is Still The Way Forward (UPDATED WITH FILED FCC NPRM COMMENTS)
Walking back the Open Internet order is not the correct course of action to create a more competitive, consumer-friendly Internet.
Lawmakers Must Fix Cross Border Access to Data
Currently, there are no clear, predictable, or implementable ways for companies to comply with routine requests for data.
i2Coalition Joins 24 Tech Leaders In Pressing For Surveillance Reform
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) has signed onto and sent a letter regarding reform priorities for Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.