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Everyone should have access to an open and trusted Internet.
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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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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 ...

2014 Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll

The 2014 Online Trust Audit includes a composite analysis focusing on three major categories; a company’s data protection, security and privacy practices, including over two-dozen criteria.  Sites were eligible to ...

The Internet Society Survey on Policy Issues in Asia-Pacific 2014

Developed by the Asia-Pacific (APAC) Regional Bureau, the Internet Society Survey on Policy Issues in Asia-Pacific is a crosssectional study of the attitudes of Internet Society (ISOC) members toward topical ...

Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI)

In response to IP address hijacking attacks and to the continuing vulnerability in IP address hijacking, the IETF Secure Inter-Domain Routing (SIDR) working group developed the Resource Public Key Infrastructure ...

Case Study: IPv6 At The U.S. Census Bureau

The United States Census Bureau is one of the leading implementors of IPv6 within the U.S. government. Charles Sun, IPv6 Transition Manager for the U.S. Census Bureau, provided us with ...

Case Study: IPv6 at Xtracta

xtracta_logoXtracta, a New Zealand based software development company, started deploying IPv6 in 2013. They were faced with the problem of acquiring new IPv4 address space, so decided to take the ...

Case Study: IPv6 at Cisco

cisco_logoCisco Systems initially began investigating IPv6 in 2002, but accelerated deploying IPv6 in 2010. They developed a two part strategy that split the project into deploying IPv6 for Cisco's web ...

Case Study: Facebook Moving To An IPv6-Only Internal Network

At the 2014 v6 World Congress in Paris, Facebook's Paul Saab outlined how Facebook is well on the path toward moving to an IPv6-only internal network. He makes the point ...

Case Study: SMTP over IPv6 at LinkedIn

Popular social networking site LinkedIn has a dual stack IPv4 and IPv6 network. They wanted build on that by deploying email over IPv6 using the Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP) ...

Case Study: Mexico’s AXTEL Outlines Phases of IPv6 Deployment and Recommendations

AXTEL is the second-largest telecommunications operator in Mexico, running its own network in 39 major cities in Mexico and having connectivity to 200 more cities across the country.  They have ...

Global Internet Report 2014

The Global Internet Report is the first in a series meant to celebrate the progress of the Internet, highlight trends, and illustrate the principles that will continue to sustain ...

Case Study: How Romania’s RCS&RDS Deployed IPv6

The following IPv6 case study was contributed by Liviu Pislaru from RCS & RDS.
RCS & RDS is one of the most important telecom operators in the region, providing ...

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.