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Internet Society Statement on the NETmundial Initiative

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Based on the information that we have to date, the Internet Society cannot agree to participate in or endorse the Coordination Council for the NETmundial Initiative. We are concerned that the way in which the NETmundial Initiative is being formed does not appear to be consistent with the Internet Society’s longstanding principles, including:

Bottom-up orientation
Decentralized
Open
Transparent
Accountable
Multi-stakeholder

The Board has asked the Internet Society’s CEO, Kathryn Brown, to convene a dialogue within the Internet Society community.… Read more ...

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.uk Second Level Domain Registrations – two.

The English Chapter of the Internet Society (www.internetsociety.org.uk) 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 direct.uk.

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 ...