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
WCIT-12 Update: Bringing It Back to Basics
Earlier today, I participated on a conference call with U.S. ITU Ambassador Terry Kramer who gave a substantive update on the environment on the ground at the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) in Dubai. There are several key takeaways from the call that I want to share with you. […]
A simple man’s view of the UN’s International Telecommunications Union meeting in Dubai
The following commentary is from i2Coalition Board Member Richard Feller cross-posted from HedgeHog Hosting. I have been reading article after article and blog post after blog post trying to decipher any concrete information about the current meeting of the ITU that is being held by the UN in Dubai these next two weeks, and while […]
Making a Difference at WCIT-12
Today, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is convening the 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai (WCIT-12). This conference will review the current International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs), which are essentially global treaties on international telephone and radio communications. The last major revisions to the ITRs occurred in 1988 long before the rise of the […]
Senate Committee Takes Positive Action on ECPA
The i2Coalition applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee for recommending amendments to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) that would require law enforcement to obtain warrants prior to searching email and other electronic communications. One of our board members, Richard Feller of Hedgehog Hosting, attended the markup on behalf of the i2Coalition and has a good […]
Internet Governance – Who Rules the Internet?
experiencing different groups who each want a say in how the Internet is governed.
i2Coalition Going Global
When we launched the i2Coalition, we outlined our list of priorities in supporting private investment to drive the “nuts and bolts” of the Internet for continued growth, including providing a unified voice for our industry goals. To effectively advocate, it is critical that we have a global reach as the public policy voice of the […]