ITU Plenipot underway – opens PP-14 documents to the public

Issues Matrix as itemised by ISOC for ITU can be downloaded in PDF format

Sally Wentworth of ISOC writes from Busan,

The Plenipot is just getting going and we’re still mostly in the ceremonial stage (plus lots of campaigning for elected positions).

One thing that did happen yesterday was that the ITU members agreed to make PP-14 documents available to the public. This means that you do not need a TIES password to access the input or output documents. We added document numbers to our matrix of proposals so hopefully that helps you identify where the main Internet issues live.… Read more ...

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The two-day NetMundial conference starts on Wednesday. Olivier Crepin-Leblond, & Desiree Miloshevic and several members are attending. Please make yourselves known to each other and post any comments or requests for input to our Policy list.

The agenda for the meeting can be found here and a draft outcome document can be viewed here. Comments can be provided (until tomorrow April 21st), and several organisations, such as ISOC, are submitting feedback. Much of the discussion is on high-level topics, such as principles and roadmaps for Internet Governance.… Read more ...

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“Parliament meets Internet. Surveillance, the digital economy & the Open Internet.”

The ISOC UK England chapter held a debate in Parliament on 4th March in the Grimond Room Portcullis House, Parliament

Three senior politicians Conservative, Labour and Liberal and renowned experts in Internet Standards, Technologies, Policy and Institutional development debated the need for oversight and new approaches to managing surveillance of the Intenet for the UK in the mother of Parliaments at Westminster.

For the video please see Parliament meets the Internet

a Firsthand event 

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IPv6 Matrix new site previewed

Dr. Tim Chown previewed the chapter’s new website at the recent UKNOF meeting on 21st January in Manchester.

The video of his presentation
The slides
The full UKNOF agenda

The IPv6 Matrix project is linked here.

Full News Release below

The chapter unveiled the new IPv6 Matrix information resource for researchers to UK network operators at UKNOF27 in Manchester on 21st January.

Dr. Tim Chown of University of Southampton unveiled the new website to the UK network operators at the meeting.… Read more ...

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.uk Second Level Domain Registrations – two.

The English Chapter of the Internet Society ( thanks the members, board and staff of Nominet UK for the invitation to comment again on their important proposal for substantial changes to the management of the UK domain name system known as Second Level Domain Registration or

Nominet has issued a second proposal within a year on opening up
registrations directly under .uk. The ISOC UK England chapter responded in January recommending that direct .uk registrations should not proceed at this time.… Read more ...


UK Internet Governance Forum to meet 10th September London

Registration is now open for the 2013 UK Internet Governance Forum. It is to be held in London on Tuesday 10th September.

Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, Ed Vaizey MP is already confirmed as a keynote speaker. Other leading commentators from politics, academia, civil society and industry will also contribute to the debate and help to influence the next global Internet Governance Forum. The Childnet IGF Youth delegation will also bring the views of younger users to the discussions.… Read more ...