ICANN

2017

Commission for Science and Technology for Development's Working Group on Enhanced Corporation (WGEC) is an important group deliberating on how to develop the required global Internet-related public policies, and the corresponding institutional frameworks. IT for Change is represented as one of the 5 civil society members of this group. We…

2016

The article critically examines US government's withdrawal from direct oversight over ICANN, and argues that the jurisdictional controls over ICANN that the US retains means that ICANN can hardly be said to have become independent of the US state.

The article suggest that a good interim measure for getting such…

2016

Statement issued by 8 Indian civil society organisations, supported by two key global networks, involved with Internet governance issues, to the meeting of ICANN in Hyderabad, India, from 3 rd to 9 th November, 2016

2014

In August 2014, we interviewed about 25 people spanning different domains, alongside an examination of views and perspectives from workshops such as Internet We Need, Social Justice in an Internet-mediated World, The Emerging issues in Use and Governance of the Internet from the Indian Perspective etc. and compiled an impressionist commentary…

2014

This draft paper was a result of research undertaken for the University of Pennsylvania's Internet Policy Observatory. It begins by mapping the Indian IG scene so far, and then moves onto an impressionist analysis of first hand interviews conducted across a broad section of stakeholders, to identify the Indian IG agenda imperatives.

2012

The bidding model adopted by ICANN in the allocation of generic top level domain names is creating monopolies and privatizing the knowledge commons, observes Parminder Jeet Singh in The Hindu. 

2012

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) gave a mandate to commence a process towards enhanced cooperation with regard to international public policy issues pertaining to the Internet. This phrase largely implies development of appropriate institutions for global…

2009

In 2009, IT for Change(ITfC) submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) regarding the imminent expiration of the Joint Project Agreement (JPA) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).  The submission calls for the U.S.…

2008

The article articulates the political contestations surrounding the governance of the Internet and explores how governments from the global South can challenge the dominant neo-liberal ideologies that shape the existing cornerstones of Internet governance.

Given that the Internet has…

2007

In this piece written for the South Centre Bulletin (issue 5, December 2007), Parminder Jeet Singh and Gurumurthy Kasinathan highlight Internet governance issues that are important from a development perspective. The World Summit on Information Society was the first step towards debating issues of Internet governance and its…