We support the interests of Internet infrastructure providers in the multi-stakeholder Internet governance model.
From 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 In Internet Governance
Download Letter (PDF) In a letter to the ICANN Board, i2Coalition Executive Director Christian Dawson explained how a new European Commission report on DNS abuse defines it in overly broad terms – specifically that it includes content issues. This would negatively impact the existing systems in place that involve ICANN, Internet infrastructure companies, or other actors […]
Webinar Date/Time: Tues, September 21, 2021 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET / 15:00 – 16:00 UTC The i2Coalition and eco – Association of the Internet Industry invite you to an update on the transfer of personal data and data protection on both sides of the Atlantic. Anyone wishing to transfer personal data from the […]
Improving Virtual ICANN Meetings: A Recipe for the Inclusion of Voices from i2Coalition’s Executive Director
To keep us safe during the pandemic period, ICANN has made the difficult and unanticipated shift to an online environment. In the following letter, i2Coalition Executive Director outlines some suggestions to improve on virtual meetings, specifically two things: prioritizing policy work over plenaries and panels; and increasing participation levels to better represent the interests of […]
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (“i2Coalition”) is made up mainly of small to medium sized businesses which are cloud providers, data centers, web hosting companies, registrars, registries and other foundational Internet enterprises, and our industry strongly believes that a robust intellectual property protection framework with elements supporting technological and commercial innovation is critical to the expansion […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Experts are working on the most appropriate updates to domain name registration information through ICANN’s Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP). Finding a balance between authority access and user privacy is difficult, and policymakers and the general public need patience as the EPDP works to get it right. Major European legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation, […]
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (the “i2Coalition”) is among the top technology associations urging Congress to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) as soon as possible. The USMCA’s Digital Trade Chapter and other chapters set a new, global standard for rules that will benefit digital trade and e-commerce, and keep North America at the forefront of the global […]
The matter of Amazon Corporation’s applications for use of the .AMAZON gTLD has been pending since 2012. While Amazon is a member of the i2Coalition, this issue is of great importance to the i2 Coalition beyond the parochial interests of one company. Indeed, the i2Coalition has spoken on this important issue before. And in the wake […]