Internet Governance Forum Begins

Posted: Mon, 12 Nov 2007

The second meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)began today in Rio de Janeiro.

During the four-day meeting, more than 1,500 participants from around the world representing governments, the private sector, academia, the technical community, and international organizations will discuss the most important issues related to the present Internet environment.

Diversity, Openness, Security, Access, and Critical Internet Resources are central issues of ongoing community debate, and all these topics will be discussed.

Each topic will be addressed in individual session, led by a panel of 6 or 7 area experts. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and make comments.

Several sessions of specific interest include: IPv4 to IPv6: Challenges and Opportunities; Critical Internet Resources; DNSSEC: Securing a Critical Internet Resource; and Governance Frameworks for Critical Internet Resources. The full schedule is available at, and live webcasts are available for all sessions at

Information on remote participation is available at the Internet Governance Forum's website, along with the documents for each Forum.

The IGF meeting concludes on Thursday, November 15.


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