"Internet" refers to the global information system that --
Leonard Kleinrock's UCLA web site
Vinton G. Cerf (1995)
Robert E. Kahn and Vinton G. Cerf (1999)
IETF RFC 2235
A project of the Internet Center at Elon University
IETF RFC: 1336 (May 1992) - Biographies of IAB, IESG and IRSG Members
An archive of rare conversations within the contemporary social, political and cultural milieu
Computer History Museum
National Science Foundation Office of Legislative and Public Affairs
National Science Foundation
by Ed Krol - 25 August 1987
The Internet Society is a global cause-driven organization governed by a diverse Board of Trustees that is dedicated to ensuring that the Internet stays open, transparent and defined by you.
The mission of the IETF is to make the Internet work better by producing high quality, relevant technical documents that influence the way people design, use, and manage the Internet. The IETF operates under the following principles:
The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) is a committee of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Its responsibilities include:
The IESG is responsible for technical management of IETF activities and the Internet standards process. It administers the process according to the rules and procedures that have been ratified by the ISOC trustees [see RFC 2026/BCP 9, The Internet Standards Process]. The IESG is directly responsible for the actions associated with entry into and movement along the Internet "standards track," including final approval of specifications as Internet Standards.
The Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) promotes research of importance to the evolution of the Internet by creating focused, long-term Research Groups working on topics related to Internet protocols, applications, architecture and technology.
The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is responsible for the global coordination of the DNS Root, IP addressing, and other Internet protocol resources.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. Led by Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and CEO Jeffrey Jaffe, W3C's mission is to lead the Web to its full potential.
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is an open multistakeholder process convened by the UN with the mandate to:
Learn more: www.intgovforum.org
The Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) was originally created by individual and organizational civil society actors who came together in the context of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) to promote global public interest objectives in Internet governance policy making.
The mission of the Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) is to provide a forum for discussion, advocacy, action, and for representation of civil society contributions in Internet governance processes. The caucus intends to provide an open and effective forum for civil society to share opinion, policy options and expertise on Internet governance issues, and to provide a mechanism for coordination of advocacy to enhance the utilization and influence of Civil Society (CS) and the IGC in relevant policy processes.
Learn more: http://www.igcaucus.org/
The community of individual Internet users who participate in the policy development work of ICANN.
The At-Large community is structured into five Regional At-Large Organizations (RALO), each composed by a number of regional At-Large Structures (ALS) –Internet user organizations - and unaffiliated users. Each RALO has a regional Chair and a Secretariat. In addition to their annual General Assemblies, the regions hold monthly teleconferences to develop a regional view on current policy issues and to provide input for the At-Large policy process.
Learn more: http://www.atlarge.icann.org/
NCGS is an integrated committee of the Non-Contracted Parties House under ICANN’s Generic Name Supporting Organization (GNSO). The main purpose of the NCSG is to represent the views and interests of those who engage in non-commercial activities on the Internet. The NCSG brings together multiple constituencies, and Interest Groups:
Represents the views of non-commercial individuals and non-profit organizations within the wider ICANN community.
Learn more: NCUC: http://ncuc.org/
Represents non-profits who have operational concerns related to service delivery.
Learn more: NPOC: http://www.npoc.org/
The purpose of 1net is to provide an inclusive and open venue supporting discussion of Internet governance matters for all those interested (individuals, governments, civil societies, technicians, etc.) and to deliver the results of those discussions to the agendas of established and developing Internet governance institutions.
Learn more and contribute to the conversation by joining the mailing list of the movement: http://1net.org/
The Internet Traffic Report monitors the flow of data around the world. It then displays a value between zero and 100. Higher values indicate faster and more reliable connections.
Based at the University of California's San Diego Supercomputer Center CAIDA investigates practical and theoretical aspects of the Internet in order to:
Telegeography's research services deliver uniquely detailed telecom industry metrics not available from any other source, coupled with cogent analysis and powerful infographics.
Internet World Stats is an International website that features up to date world Internet Usage, Population Statistics, Travel Stats and Internet Market Research Data, for over 233 individual countries and world regions.
An atlas of maps and graphic representations of the geographies of the new electronic territories of the Internet, the World-Wide Web and other emerging Cyberspaces.
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