Category: Internet Governance
Our Government Affairs Department shares an update about some of the interesting work they did with the ITU last year, including work on NewIP, OTT, and ICTs.
Anne-Rachel Inné, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, shares an update on the important work her department has been involved in over this past year.
The Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) Team continues its coverage of international events of importance to ARIN and associated international public policies related to the Internet.
On the Way to the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference (PP18): The Americas Region Work on Common Proposals
Anne-Rachel Inné and Einar Bohlin, Government Affairs and Public Policy team, share the latest updates about the work we've been involved with leading up to the 2018 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference.
Day one at the Internet Governance Forum focused on the UN Consultation currently underway to review the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) outcomes. In 2005, when the original WSIS outcomes were accepted, they included the call for a ten-year overall review in order to take stock of the progress that has been made and to address gaps and areas for continued focus.
Last week I attended ICANN 54 in Dublin, Ireland. It was very busy week with several meetings and events scheduled every day. As a member of the Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) Team and the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) my focus...
The ARIN Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) team members, along with our colleagues from each of the other four RIRs, are hard at work preparing the proposal to submit to the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG). We’ve had four conference calls so far in addition to an initial face-to-face meeting. We held our most recent conference call yesterday on 18 December, and we are making good progress. The first draft of the Consolidated RIR IANA Transition Proposal is now available for review and comment.
As the sun rose in the ARIN region, the sun set on another Plenipot…In Busan, Republic of Korea, the main policy-making conference of International Telecommunications Union (ITU) just concluded after a long three weeks. This Plenipotentiary Conference (PP for short) is held every four years for Member States to decide on the future role of the organization. It’s funny how things change in four short years. At this time four years ago at the ITU PP in Guadalajara the mood was far from collegial. The RIR community was in attendance physically, but not there in the eyes of many of the Member States.
There is a lot of confusion about the IANA oversight transition, so we pulled together this Q&A to answer your questions about what is really happening. As we get ready to discuss this topic as a community at ARIN 34, we want to make sure you have a clear understanding of the issues. Is the US government giving the Internet away? No, the intention has always been to transfer the oversight of the Internet Assigned Names and Numbers (IANA) functions away from the U.S. government to the global community. Exactly what was proposed in the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) 14 March announcement? The NTIA intends to transfer the role of oversight of the IANA functions it currently performs to the global multistakeholder Internet community.
Last week I had the privilege of attending the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, Turkey to support the Number Resource Organization (NRO) on behalf of ARIN. More than 2,300 people convened in Istanbul, Turkey plus another 1,100 tuned in online to discuss Internet Governance matters with the theme “Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance.” This being the first IGF I’ve attended in person, I have a few observations I’d like to share with you. The IGF brings together varied viewpoints from around the world and from many cross sections of the Internet community; there were stakeholders representing development, regulatory, technical, economic, social, and civil society communities. These individuals, many experts in their respective fields, meet at the IGF to share and represent their interests, and this leads to many rich discussions.
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