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
i2Coalition Submits Comments on Europe’s Digital Services Act
In January, the European Commission announced the Digital Services Act – a now package of regulations aiming to address issues such as protecting Internet user data and addressing the legal responsibilities of online platforms. As legislators aim to roll out the DSA in the final quarter of 2020, a call for feedback was announced and […]
Statement on Hearing: “Is the DMCA’s Notice-and-Takedown System Working in the 21st Century?”
On June 2, 2020, the Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Intellectual Property held the hearing: “Is the DMCA’s Notice-and-Takedown System Working in the 21st Century?” The Internet Infrastructure Coalition submitted the following Statement for the Record. Statement for the Record by the Internet Infrastructure Coalition Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Intellectual Property Hearing: “Is […]
i2Coalition Signs onto 2020 G20 Recommendations for Promoting Innovation, Digital Technologies, and Trade
Comments from the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) on the Interisle Report “Domain Registration Data at a Crossroads”
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition provides the following comments on the Interisle Consulting Group’s newly released report on ICANN’s data registration policies. The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (the “i2Coalition”) objects to the flawed conclusions drawn by Interisle’s recently-released report on domain registration data. While Interisle’s 175-page report purports to measure the effectiveness and impact of the data […]
WHOIS Privacy: How we got to this point, and how not to move backwards
In an era where online privacy is a key concern, a lot of people may wonder how WHOIS – the directory that holds the name, address, and other information for domain registrants – came to be in the first place, and where it’s going. This blog post outlines how WHOIS began in the very early […]
Impending Changes to India’s Internet Intermediary Rules Raise Concern for Indian Technology Innovation, Free Speech and Global Competitiveness
Impending Changes to India’s Internet Intermediary Rules Raise Concern for Indian Technology Innovation, Free Speech and Global Competitiveness India is at the cusp of amending its intermediary liability regime that will expand the due diligence measures required to avail safe harbor to include proactive monitoring, mandatory local incorporation, enabling the traceability of originators (which would […]