Posted: Friday, 30 August 2013
Earlier this month, ARIN pledged $50,000 of financial support for the upcoming Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2013 that will be held in Bali, Indonesia in October. This financial support is in addition to the joint Regional Internet Registry support for the IGF which has been provided each year (via the Number Resource Organization.) The ARIN Board approved this one-time contribution for the Bali IGF 2013 meeting after an urgent appeal for additional funding from the IGF 2013 Secretariat Committee.
ARIN views the Internet Governance Forum (including its set of regional preparatory meetings) as an important catalyst for enhanced cooperation. The IGF format is unique among international conferences on Internet matters in that it provides for open information-sharing and discussion between all interested stakeholders, and ARIN's support of the Internet Governance Forum helps insure continuation of this important venue for multistakeholder dialogue.
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)