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.

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Action Plan 2023

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

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Impact Report 2021

As the world is shifting, we need the Internet more than ever. Learn what the Internet Society is doing to help ensure no one is left behind.

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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.

Global Internet Report (GIR)

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

Policy Briefs

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

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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 ...

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 ...

Four ethical issues in online trust Topics for a moderated workshop

Our experience is in the application of ethical principles to questions of online trust and privacy, and digital identity. Our approach is based on the principle of involving and responding ...

Where Does the Internet Go Next?

The growth of human society has been driven by the development of three key technologies: writing, printing and now the Internet.

From the early scribblings of animals and rituals on ...

The Relationship Between Content Availability and Piracy

If it hasn’t been clear enough from the Global Internet Report or from much of what we deal with every day on the Internet, content is driving massive amounts ...

DNS Considerations for IPv6

IPv6 Badge With so much information on IPv6 focusing on connectivity, it's sometimes important to remember that deploying IPv6 for actual use requires changes to the Domain Name System(DNS) as well ...

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.