Occupy NetMundial – Internet Social Forum to Torpedo NETmundial Initiative and Disrupt Davos Discussions

A new initiative is angling to torpedo the NetMundial Initiative. Philip Corwin brings into light the issues of the new initiative Internet Social Forum, you can read about it here   Now, in the same week that global political and business leaders as well as prominent glitterati are meeting at the Davos event, a collection …

Double hammer blow to ICANN and pals’ internet power grab bid as CGI.Br, ISOC and International Chamber of Commerce want clarifications

  The controversial NetMundial Initiative (NMI) – an effort by various countries and organizations to steer the internet – may be beyond saving after a second series of rejections. This time it’s been snubbed by the business world and the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).   The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) today published a damning …

Staff vs Stakeholders as ICANN’s accountability comes under the radar

  This weekend ICANN launched a new public comment period on enhancing its accountability and governance. However, its approach to the issue has come under fire, with questions raised over the lack of community input into the current process.   In June, World Trademark Review reported on a call from the Generic Names Supporting Organisation’s …

The 9th Internet Governance Forum to be held in Istanbul, Turkey

The 2014 and 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting will be held in Istanbul, Turkey from 2 to 5 September 2014.. The overarching theme of the Istanbul meeting is: Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance.   This year’s meeting will build on previous IGFs and further the dialogue on Internet governance and emerging Internet …

Surveillance a major concern at conclusion of UN-backed Bali IGF forum

While reaffirming the need to strengthen the multi-stakeholder approach to Internet governance, the United Nations-backed forum on the issue, known as the IGF, concluded today in Bali, Indonesia with an acknowledgement that surveillance is the major emerging issue of the year. Over four days, the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), set up to support Secretary-General Ban …

Ukrainian IGF discusses Cyrillic domains issues

The Fourth Ukrainian Forum on Internet managing (IGF-UA) took place on October, 3, 2013. During the course of the Forum Ukrainian and international experts discussed issues of Internet infrastructure development, network safety, international tendencies in informational community development.   One of the Forum’s meetings was devoted to the issue of cyrillic top-level domains. In August, …