Whois Reform Grinds forward

The expedited policy development group that is trying to reform ICANN’s Whois system post-GDPR met face to face in ICANN's Los Angeles headquarters September 24 – 26. The same old conflicts of interest underlying Whois policy for the last 18 years resurfaced repeatedly, but this time important progress was made....

New IGP affiliates

Ilona Stadnik and Braxton Moore have recently joined the Internet Governance Project. Ilona is a Fulbright visiting researcher at Georgia Institute of  Technology, Internet Governance Project. During her stay, she will be focussing on her Ph.D. thesis about Russia-US cybersecurity relations and will also contribute to IGP's cybersecurity research, including...

A Farewell to Norms

“Keep right on lying to me. That's what I want you to do.”  ― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms Most liberal internationalists, particularly in the United States, are thoroughly committed to the idea that the development of cyber norms is the key to resolving inter-state conflicts in cyberspace. This is the...

Special interests push U.S. Congress to override ICANN’s Whois policy process

Ever since ICANN’s creation, there has been a clash between the protection of personal data and its contractually-required Whois service. Under ICANN contracts, registrars were required to publish sensitive information about domain name registrants. The email addresses, names and other contact information of domain holders was available to anyone in...

New IGP White Paper: Is It Time to Institutionalize Cyber Attribution?

Public attribution of cyber incidents to nation-state actors is increasing. It is a challenging and important accountability function that is often performed by a combination of threat intelligence firms or other private actors and less frequently by states. But is it time to institutionalize cyber attribution? The cybersecurity community has...