Tag: NetMundial

9th Internet Governance Forum in turkey topics include Human Rights, Network Neutrality and Child Protection

9th Internet Governance Forum in turkey topics include Human Rights, Network Neutrality and Child Protection

Governance, Internet
The 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 2-5 September. This UN-initiated body is a multi-stakeholder, non-decision making forum of global importance for forward-looking discussions on Internet issues. Ministers and Internet leaders  will discuss the theme "Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance". The 9th IGF will also address topics raised at the NETmundial conference in Brazil earlier this year, including net neutrality, the role and responsibilities of different stakeholders, jurisdiction issues and the application of Internet governance principles. IGF participants will also respond to the NETmundial statement. The IGF is what the UN calls a “multi-stakeholder” gathering, which means it’s not just govern

Are Tech giants winners in quest for control of the internet: NETmundial

Business, Governance, Internet
Written by- Reuters with Lia Timson, AFP Tim Berners-Lee urges laws to guarantee free and universal web [update] Big internet companies were the clear winners at a global conference hosted by Brazil on the future management of the internet where most participants agreed it should remain a self-regulated space free of government intervention. Convened by Brazil President Dilma Rousseff after revelations of US surveillance undermined trust in the internet, the two-day NETmundial conference concluded that governments, companies, academics, technicians and users should all have a say in where to go next. It follows a campaign by a UN-backed group to shift control of the multistakeholder coalition that has shaped internet policy for decades to a less US-centric arrangement. Th...

Bill Clinton says NO to Internationalizing Internet Ovesight

Domains, Internet
Former President Bill Clinton objects to the Obama administration's plan to give up the United States' control over online domain names and addresses, saying that the country's agencies have done a good job keeping the Internet free and open. "A lot of people who have been trying to take this authority from the U.S. for the sole purpose of cracking down on Internet freedom and limiting it and having governments protect their backsides instead of empowering the people," Clinton said during a panel discussion sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative, reports ReCode.net. And although National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden's revelations gave "new energy" to an international opinion that the United States should not be in control of domain names, Clinton disagrees, saying tha...

US Surrender of Internet Governance Leads to Turbulence & Risks Says former CEO of ICANN Rod Beckstrom

Governance, Internet
In an email to subscribers of his newsletter, the former CEO of ICANN Rod Beckstrom says the US surrender of Internet governance role will leadsto new turbulence and risks Here is his statement: “During my tenure as CEO of ICANN, I signed both the 2009 Affirmation of Commitments and the 2012 IANA contract that governs changes to the global Internet’s root zone – the authoritative database of top-level Internet domain names and addresses. These are the definitive agreements that codify the relationship between the U.S. government and ICANN. Last Friday the U.S. government effectively surrendered its historic authority over the Internet with its surprise announcement of its intention to pass this responsibility to the global multistakeholder community. From its inception, ICANN was desig

NTIA Announces Intent to Transition Key Internet Domain Name Functions

Governance, Internet
NTIA Press Release WASHINGTON – To support and enhance the multistakeholder model of Internet policymaking and governance, the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today announces its intent to transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community.  As the first step, NTIA is asking the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to convene global stakeholders to develop a proposal to transition the current role played by NTIA in the coordination of the Internet’s domain name system (DNS). NTIA’s responsibility includes the procedural role of administering changes to the authoritative root zone file – the database containing the lists of names and addresses of all top-level domains –