U.S. refuses to back U.N. treaty, saying it endorses restricting the Internet

“The United States has announced today that it cannot sign” the treaty’s provisions “in their current form,” said Terry Kramer, the U.S. ambassador to the World Conference on International Telecommunications, on Thursday as the 12-day conference draws to a close this week. Representatives of several other of the world’s largest economies also spoke out against …

A NEW SEASON OF COOPERATION BETWEEN ICANN AND ITU

The World Conference on International Telecommunications (#WCIT-12) currently taking place in Dubai is now in full swing. A number of high ranking officials and dignitaries are in attendance at the conference, including Mohamed Nasser Al-Ghanim, Director-General of the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and Chairman of the Conference; Fadi Chehadé, President and CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and …

The Internet Society on Syria’s Internet Shutdown

On behalf of Lynn St. Amour, President and CEO, and the Internet Society Board of Trustees: Emerging reports from various organizations and individuals indicate that international Internet connectivity was shut off in Syria today. The Internet is an open, global medium for communication, idea exchange, empowerment, and innovation. Access to the global Internet is a …

DotConnectAfrica Contributes to ITU Changes and IGF BAKU

2012 is an interesting year especially in the Internet and telecommunications sector that hugely defines how organizations and individuals communicate. In this year alone, the world has seen 1930 applications for the new gTLD’s facilitated by ICANN , IPv6 has also been launched and is being implemented in several parts of the world with organizations …

Baku hosts VII Internet Governance Forum

VII Internet Governance Forum kicked off in Baku today. Speaking in the opening ceremony, UN Under-Secretary-General Wu Hongbo thanked  President Ilham Aliyev for high level organization of the event. Wu Hongbo said Baku`s hosting the VII  Internet Governance Forum, co-organized by the United Nations and the Azerbaijani government, testifies to favorable conditions created for rapid …