Library shelves with books

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.

Krishna waiting as a helicopter slinging a load of goods

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.

forest trees from above

Internet Impact Briefs

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

Panorama of a city

Global Internet Report (GIR)

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

Blue background with pattern

Policy Briefs

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

No posts found.


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 ...

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 ...

Case Study: T-Mobile US Goes IPv6-only Using 464XLAT

T Mobile logo

T-Mobile in the United States was running out of IPv4 addresses and needed an IPv6 transition strategy. Their solution was 464XLAT and IPv6-only.

464XLAT is an IPv6 ...

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 ...

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.