Issues: Internet Governance
We support the interests of Internet infrastructure providers in the multi-stakeholder Internet governance model.
Since its early days, the Internet has been governed on a collaborative basis, with constituents sharing ideas and debating best practices. Internet governance has become more complex as it’s grown, but it still follows a collaborative “multi-stakeholder model” where consensus includes representatives from governments, businesses, civil society groups, individuals, and more.
We make sure our members are informed about what is happening in Internet governance, and that our members’ concerns are addressed, especially in multi-stakeholder forums like the meetings of ICANN (a not-for-profit partnership that represents the multiple stakeholders that make up Internet governance).
The i2Coalition ICANN Working Group analyses complicated and technical Internet governance issues and provide members information they need to form an informed stance on each issue. The Committee then decides on a position on these issues and coordinates i2Coalition engagement with the multi-stakeholder communities that manage the root and other global functions of the Internet.
The i2Coalition ICANN Committee represents the industry when ICANN brings together the multi-stakeholder community at ICANN’s three yearly meetings and beyond.
Recent Updates On Internet Governance
Why i2Coalition is Attending ICANN48 in Buenos Aires
ICANN48 is less than a week away and the i2Coalition is looking forward to participating in what promises to be an informative conference. This will be i2Coalition’s fourth trip to an ICANN conference, as we continue our commitment to engaging in, and showing our substantial support for the multistakeholder process of global Internet governance and […]
The Difference Between the NSA and “Everyone Else”
The following post originally appeared on The WHIR. A frequent statement making the rounds among those debating the PRISM disclosures is that most every other country’s intelligence agencies do the same thing. While I don’t doubt that they do, and in some cases expect that their activities are more intrusive, the revelations about the NSA […]
i2Coalition Headed to Indonesia for Internet Governance Forum
Since the Internet Infrastructure Coalition launched more than a year ago, we’ve made connecting with the international community a prime focus. As the unified voice of our industry’s public policy goals, it is crucial to actively participate on a global scale and work with our international colleagues to develop a path forward to reach common […]
i2Coalition Urges Surveillance Panel on Greater Transparency, Multistakeholder Process
The i2Coalition has been at the forefront calling for greater transparency and privacy protections concerning the U.S. government’s surveillance activities. The likely economic impacts from the government’s program have yet to be fully realized though estimates already predict a $35 billion loss in revenue over the next three years for the U.S. cloud computing industry. […]
Top 10 List: i2Coalition Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
When we established the i2Coalition in September 2012, we had several main goals, including educating the policymakers, opinion leaders and the public about the Internet Infrastructure industry and establishing ourselves as the principal voice and leading advocate for our industry.
One Year In, i2Coalition Continues Leading on Key Issues
Group celebrates anniversary, looks forward to building on successes in the year to come Washington, DC — The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition), comprised of over sixty member companies representing Internet infrastructure providers and related tech firms, today celebrates its one year anniversary following its launch on September 17, 2012. The i2Coalition had an extremely successful inaugural year, […]