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
Internet Infrastructure Coalition Statement on NSA Review Panel
Washington, DC – Internet Infrastructure Coalition Co-Founder and Board Chairman Christian Dawson today released the following statement discussing the expected White House announcement of the NSA review panel: “It is disappointing that despite previously stating he wanted more transparency when it comes to our intelligence gathering, the President has named a group of Washington insiders that are all […]
Internet Infrastructure Coalition Statement on President Obama’s Remarks on Intelligence Gathering
Washington, DC – Internet Infrastructure Coalition Co-Founder and Board Chairman Christian Dawson today released the following statement discussing the President’s remarks today concerning transparency and privacy protections in intelligence gathering: “The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) has repeatedly called for greater transparency and appropriate privacy protection when it comes to our nation’s intelligence gathering, and we […]
i2Coalition Applauds Sen. Franken’s Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013
i2Coalition supports Sen. Al Franken’s (D-MN) bill to increase transparency about government surveillance activities authorized under section 215 of the PATRIOT Act and section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013 would require the federal government to release annual reports detailing the amount and types of information collected through […]
Final Thoughts on ICANN47
i2Coalition is wrapping up its third engagement in ICANN at the ICANN47 meeting in Durban, South Africa. I got to connect with members and friends, and a lot of exciting companies in the Internet infrastructure space. We came to ICANN to focus on finding ways that we can strengthen the multistakeholder model by bringing it voices and perspectives that are underrepresented. Specifically […]
Initial Thoughts on ICANN 47: Why a Multistakeholder Process is Essential
I arrived in Durban, South Africa on Friday, July 12 to represent the i2Coalition at ICANN 47. Over the weekend, I worked on talking with various constituency groups as they plan for the conference, which runs through July 19. The majority of my engagement is with groups that fall within the Generic Names Supporting Organization, or GNSO. The […]
Why i2Coalition is Going to Durban
I will be traveling to Durban, South Africa late this week to represent the i2Coalition at the next ICANN meeting on July 12 to 19. This will be i2Coalition’s third trip to an ICANN conference, as we continue our commitment to engaging in, and showing our substantial support for, the multistakeholder process of Internet governance. The i2Coalition has decided to apply […]