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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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Impact Report 2022

In a year of upheaval, the Internet connected us to reliable information, social connection, and opportunity. Find out how we addressed threats and connected underserved populations.

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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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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 ...

Video: Introduction To DNS and DNSSEC

Tim Rooney has recorded a great technical introduction to DNSSEC. It goes over the basics of DNS then gives a deep dive into securing DNS with DNSSEC. It covers everything from the ...

Plan – Where We Need To Get DNSSEC Validation Happening

For DNSSEC to succeed, we need to get DNSSEC validation happening within DNS resolvers at many different levels within the Internet ecosystem.  Ideally, the DNSSEC validation will occur as close as ...

2013 Data Protection & Breach Readiness Guide

Breaches and data loss incidents have become a fact of life for organizations of every size and throughout the public and private sectors. There is no perfect defense from a ...

Infographic: Collaboration for a secure and resilient Internet

This infographic explains the idea that when it comes to Internet security and resilience, the traditional approach of just protecting our own assets is not good enough – the Internet ...

Committing to the Principle of Openness

Global Multistakeholder Meeting on The Future of Internet Governance (“NETmundial”) The Internet Society (ISOC) appreciates the opportunity to provide input for consideration by the participants in the Global Multistakeholder Meeting ...

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.