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Resource Library

Everyone should have access to an open and trusted Internet.
Read our reports, papers, and other documents for insight and vision on how we can get there.

Action Plan 2024

Our roadmap for tackling the threats and challenges for today’s Internet as we look to grow and defend it for future generations.

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2023 Year in Review

The Year in Review shows the steps we took in 2023 to ensure the Internet is for everyone. Learn about the positive difference we made for the Internet.

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Internet Impact Briefs

Shorter reports that analyze how different policies or new technologies may affect what the Internet needs to exist and thrive.

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Global Internet Report (GIR)

From trust to consolidation, access to sustainability, a deep look at the forces shaping our digital future.

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Policy Briefs

Our perspective on critical Internet issues, including community networks, encryption, open Internet standards, Internet Exchange Points, and more.

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Toward Collaborative Internet Development

The Internet Society’s Views on the 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference ...

2014 Email Unsubscribe Report & Audit

Email is a vibrant channel for marketers to connect with consumers on many fronts providing an important value exchange between consumers and industry. Marketing emails can range from promotional offers ...

The Open Internet: What it is, and how to avoid mistaking it for something else

It is not by chance that we have enjoyed the extraordinary success of the Internet as a global engine of economic, political, cultural, and social progress. Fundamental principles embedded in ...

Privacy Extensions for IPv6 SLAAC

IPv6 BadgeWhereas IPv4 had two basic methods for obtaining an IP address, IPv6 has three. Static configuration is basically the same in both protocols, although less relevant for IPv6 given the ...

2014 Email Integrity Audit

Best Practices to Enhance Trust & Fight Malicious & Deceptive Email ...

MAAWG Best Practices to Address Online and Mobile Threats

Internet and mobile technology affects almost every facet of our day-to-day lives and is part of almost every business model. As technology has ...

Key Concepts on Spam

Spam terms and other things you need to know about spam ...

The History of Spam

The growth of unsolicited e-mail imposes increasing costs on networks and causes considerable aggravation on the part of e-mail recipients. The history of spam is one that is closely tied ...

What Is Spam

The classic definition of spam is unsolicited bulk messages, that is, messages sent to multiple recipients who did not ask for them ...

Have you chosen an Identity Provider lately?

This white paper looks at some of the issues concerning Identity Providers (IDPs), the extent to which you, as a consumer/citizen, can chose your IDP, and the implications of that ...

STARTTLS Everywhere

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation(EFF) has launched the STARTTLS Everywhere project in an effort to encrypt more communication between Simple Mail Transfer Protocol(SMTP) Message Transfer Agents(MTAs). STARTTLS ...

VPS Providers Supporting IPv6

IPv6 Badge With Regional Internet Registries(RIRs) quickly running out of IPv4 addresses, more and more cloud computing providers are offering Virtual Private Servers(VPS) for IPv6. The purpose of this resource page ...

Organization Reports

On annual basis, we publish annual reports (an Action Plan and Impact Report), as well as financial reports, annual financial statements, and Form 990s.