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About Internet Society

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Our Vision

The Internet is for everyone.

Read about our mission.

Our Beginning

The Internet Society was founded in 1992 by a number of people involved with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). From those early days, one of our principal rationales is to provide an organizational home for and financial support for the Internet standards process.

Read about how we started and our relationship with the IETF.

How we work

In the Internet’s short history, we have already witnessed attempts to shut down or limit discussions on key issues such as network neutrality, or to reframe the implications of policies, such as those that relate to cybersecurity. What we learn repeatedly is that the best and most lasting solutions are ones that we arrive at through cooperation and mutual respect, that are rooted in principle, and that open the door to innovation.

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We challenge big issues

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Our global approach

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We encourage innovation

Who we are

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.

Team

Team

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Chapters

Chapters

Organization Members

Organization Members

Affiliates and Partners

Affiliates and Partners

Internet Society Foundation

The Internet transforms lives

In February 2019 we launched the Internet Society Foundation, where we focus on funding initiatives that strengthen the Internet in function and reach so that it can effectively serve all people. It promotes the development of the Internet as a global technical infrastucture, a resource to enrich people’s lives, and a force for good in society.

Dedicated to Internet development
since 1992

Organization reports & documents

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Annual Review

Our Annual Review takes a brief but detailed view on our work over the previous year.

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Financial Reports

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Governance & Policies

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Organization Members

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Speeches

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Archived Content Search

Search archived content from our Pre-2012 and 2012-2017 websites here.

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