Highlights from this edition’s Internet Governance SCAN: ICANN’s new gTLD program continues to produce a variety of disputes, the details of which remain under discussion. In particular, Whois registration services will need to evolve and decisions need to be made regarding how to handle funds received from the program’s “last resort auctions”; A multitude of high-level meetings around Internet governance are taking place in the next two years. Specifically, the Brazil Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance will take place April 23 – 24, 2014
This Internet governance SCAN includes highlights from the past two weeks due to the Thanksgiving holiday: ICANN held its ICANN48 meeting in Buenos Aires last week. The meeting focused largely on the following themes – ICANN’s role in the swelling international Internet governance debate; Implementing the new gTLD program; and How ICANN can best to take advantage of several initiatives, such as the upcoming Brazil Meeting and the 1Net initiative.
Highlights from this week’s Internet Governance SCAN: The ICANN community met in Buenos Aires, Argentina for ICANN48, where much discussion centered on clarifying ICANN’s role in recent Internet governance initiatives, including the Brazilian Internet Summit planned for April 23-24, 2014 in São Paulo; ICANN announced the membership of a fifth, high-level strategy panel on the “Future of Global Internet Cooperation,” which will be chaired by President Toomas Ilves of Estonia and will hold its first convening on December 12-13, 2013 in London.
Highlights from this week’s Internet Governance SCAN: ICANN’s new gTLD program moves forward with the release of 9 new gTLDs, including the first in the Latin alphabet; Recapping the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) 88 meeting in Vancouver – attendees discussed post-Snowden Internet security protocols and the need to strengthen encryption.
Highlights from this week’s Internet Governance SCAN: A free and open online forum about the future of Internet governance – 1Net – launched this week; ICANN has launched a new Whois database beta to test the one-stop shop approach to opening registered domain name data to the public in an effort to improve data accuracy and increase transparency and accountability.
Highlights from this week’s Internet Governance SCAN: The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) wrapped up last Friday in Bali. From this year’s event emerged uncertainty for the future of Internet governance and a lack of clarity among stakeholders on how many issues, such as surveillance and privacy, should be addressed going forward; Concerns and excitement around the upcoming April 2014 Brazil “Internet Summit” have emerged, though many questions on the details of the event remain.
Highlights from this week’s Internet Governance SCAN: The majority of this week’s coverage focuses on defining and prioritizing challenges in Internet governance, and on the Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2013), which ends today in Bali, Indonesia; The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) also made strides in the implementation of its new generic top-level domain name (gTLD) program.