Internet Governance

Internet Governance / Industry Updates

The IT & Tech Industry Badly Needs Female Reinforcement

Across the globe, just one quarter of IT & tech specialists are women, and in Europe, the proportion is even lower at 18.5 percent. At the age of 15, ten times more boys than girls have an interest in becoming tech professionals. more

eco Comments on European Commission Study on DNS Abuse

The eco Association welcomes the impetus of the European Commission and the authors to "analyse the scope, impact and magnitude of DNS abuse." The present "Study on Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse" is one of the most comprehensive works on this topic. more

China’s Authorities Push to Accelerate IPv6 Adoption: Should Other Countries Take Note?

In a bid to stay ahead in the fierce global tech race, China has set a goal of running a single-stack IPv6 network by 2030. To achieve this goal of having a single IPv6 networking stack for the nation, authorities have issued time-specific milestones to relevant agencies and operators within the Chinese jurisdiction. more

Afrinic’s IP Address Crisis Raises Red Flags for Entire African Internet’s Sustainability

The recent IP address crisis involving Africa’s regional internet registry (Afrinic) and Cloud Innovation has shaken up the internet industry, also raising the long-standing question if RIR’s IP asset governance policies are sustainable for long-term network growth. more

Together for the Good of the Internet: eco Complaints Office Registers More Reports Than Ever Before

For 25 years, the Complaints Office of eco -- Association of the Internet Industry has been successfully combatting illegal content on the Internet. The 2020 report now available shows that the independent hotline is making a significant contribution to the take-down and criminal investigation of illegal content. more

The New .AU Domain Licensing Rules and Their Impact

The Australian domain registry, auDA, has now confirmed their new licensing rules will go into effect on April 12, 2021. The registry has been working on this change for quite some time in preparation for the anticipated launch of their top-level domain (TLD), .AU. more

Afilias Joins Global Encryption Coalition to Promote Internet Security

Afilias, the world's second largest domain name registry, today announced that it has joined the Global Encryption Coalition (globalencryption.org). The Global Encryption Coalition promotes and defends the use of strong encryption for everyone. By joining the coalition, Afilias has joined forces with over 50 civil society organizations, industry associations, and companies to defend encryption that helps protect everyone on the internet. more

i2Coalition and DNA Merger Creates North America’s Largest Internet Infrastructure Advocacy Group

The combined association, which will operate under the name i2Coalition and maintain the i2Coalition's existing organizational and management structure, will be the largest Internet infrastructure advocacy group in North America. more

Afilias Endorses Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace Final Report at Paris Peace Forum

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) has presented its "Advancing Cyberstability" report at the Paris Peace Forum. The report is the culmination of the Commission's multi-stakeholder efforts over the past three years to offer – at a critical juncture in the future of cyberspace – a framework for cyber stability, norms of cyber-behavior for state and non-state actors, and recommendations for enhancing stability. more

Neustar and usTLD Stakeholder Council to Hold .US Town Hall Live Webcast

Join Neustar's town hall meeting and help shape the future of .US. Neustar, a leading provider of registry services, is hosting a live town hall forum to discuss the United States' country code Top-Level Domain, .US. It's a can't-miss event for anyone interested in the future of .US. more