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
Afilias Joins Internet Infrastructure Coalition
Industry leader joins group to provide public policy and advocacy voice for the Internet infrastructure industry Washington, DC – The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition), a group of global Internet infrastructure providers and technology firms who support the growth of the Internet, today introduced Afilias as its newest member. A global leader in advanced registry services, Afilias will […]
Don’t Ignore The Internet’s Nuts and Bolts
The following is a post from Michele Neylon of i2Coalition member Blacknight Solutions. The post originally appeared on Blacknight’s blog. The internet as we know it is under constant attack. I don’t mean by DDOS or other “charming” things, though it’d be incredibly dumb to ignore them. What I’m talking about is the ongoing battle […]
Why We’re Going to Beijing
I will be traveling to Beijing to represent the i2Coalition at the next ICANN meeting on April 7 to 12. This will be my second trip to an ICANN conference in the past five months and with it, advances several key goals: support for technology that represents the core of our industry, integration into the […]
i2Coalition Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address
In response to President Obama’s inclusion of Internet issues in tonight’s 2013 State of the Union, Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) co-founder and Board Chair Christian Dawson released the following statement.
i2Coalition Applauds Congressional Effort to Promote a Multi-Stakeholder Governance Model for the Internet
Washington, DC – In response to today’s joint hearing held by the House Energy and Commerce subpanel on communications and technology and the Foreign Affairs subcommittees on terrorism and human rights regarding the future of American policy and global Internet governance, Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) co-founder and Board Chair Christian Dawson released the following statement: […]
Moving Beyond WCIT: The Necessity of the Multistakeholder Model
The International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai has concluded after a busy two weeks. While we had hoped for a more constructive outcome, we look forward to participating in ongoing discussions from the conference. Pundits are weighing in as industry experts are continuing to deconstruct the conclusions of […]