Internet Governance

Internet Governance / Industry Updates

Michele Neylon Appointed Chair Elect of i2Coalition

The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) announced that Blacknight CEO, Michele Neylon has been appointed Chair Elect of its Board of Directors. Mr. Neylon's position as Chair Elect became effective on January 1st, 2017 and will assume his role as Chair on January 1st, 2018. more

2016 U.S. Election: An Internet Forecast

The unexpected election of Donald Trump, along with continued Republican control of both houses of Congress will have a big impact on our US priorities. While the outlook remains unclear, we've prepared the memo below examining the initial impact the election may have on issues that matter to Internet infrastructure companies and organizations. more

Afilias Director Wins ICANN’s 2014 Leadership Award

Global registry services provider Afilias congratulates Jonathan Robinson, Chairman of Afilias' Board of Directors, for receiving the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) 2014 Leadership Award for his contributions to the effectiveness of ICANN's multistakeholder model. more

Afilias Joins Internet Technical Leaders in Welcoming IANA Globalization Progress

Afilias today announced its support for the statements by the Internet technical organizations responsible for coordination of the Internet¬†infrastructure (IETF, IAB, ccTLD ROs, ICANN, ISOC and W3C) regarding the announcement by the U.S. government of the suggested changes related to the IANA functions contract. more

Verisign Issues Statement on .com Registry Agreement Renewal

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) today provided a statement on the pending review by the Department of Commerce of Verisign's .com Registry Agreement renewal with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to serve as the authoritative registry operator for the .com registry. more

ICANN 45: New gTLDs Not Far Away Now

Just a few days have passed since the most recent ICANN meeting in Toronto ended and, like always, it was a whirlwind of activity and information. But this time around, with a new CEO and accompanying organizational changes, it felt like the winds were all moving in the same direction. more

Afilias Becomes First European Company to Gain Observer Status With the Global Network Initiative

The GNI is a multi-stakeholder initiative comprised of companies and other stakeholders in the global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry that are committed to protecting and advancing online freedom of expression and privacy. more

Neustar Names Becky Burr as its Chief Privacy Officer

As Neustar's Chief Privacy Officer, Ms. Burr will be responsible for ensuring that the company maintains state-of-the-art privacy practices that always protect customer and consumer information. more

Afilias Says “No” to SOPA

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is the subject of substantial controversy in the United States, and the domain name industry is squarely in the middle of the debate. Many DNS service providers and technology developers in the industry oppose SOPA, Afilias among them. Here's why. more

The Global NGO Community and PIR at IGF

Last week I attended the Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi, Kenya. It was an amazing event in a fantastic city - Nairobi - a booming tech center and a regional hub in Africa for all things NGO. more