Missing the Target: The Human Rights Push in ICANN goes off the rails

As part of the ICANN accountability reforms, civil society activists pushed to gain a commitment from the corporation to respect fundamental human rights. This appeared to be a promising part of the ICANN reforms. IGP has always recognized that ICANN’s regulations on domain name users and registries can affect freedom...

The self-governing Internet

Celebrating the IANA transition and ICANN reforms Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Clary Theater, 1st floor, Student Success Center, Georgia Institute of Technology Campus [Updated Oct 31 with event summary, video and other news coverage.] On October 26, the School of Public Policy’s Internet Governance Project...

It’s over! (#yestoIANA)

Late Wednesday September 28 the U.S. Congress passed a short-term funding bill to avert another government shutdown. The bill did not include any restrictions, prohibitions or riders related to the ICANN transition. As an organization that has been consistently advocating the end of unilateral U.S. government control for more than a...

Will the UN kill the IGF?

The UN Internet Governance Forum was the most important product of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). It was supposed to serve as a bridge between the private sector-based Internet governance institutions (such as ICANN, IETF, ISOC, and the RIRs) and the world of national governments and the...