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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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IPv6 Address Planning

When starting out with IPv6, it is helpful to plan out how you are going to allocate your IPv6 addresses across your various networks and subnets.  Reasons for creating an ...

IPv6 Address Planning: Guidelines for IPv6 address allocation

IP address planning is certainly among the critical functions required within the overall process of planning and executing an IPv6 deployment project. After all, one needs IPv6 address space in ...

Initial Longitudinal Analysis of IP Source Spoofing Capability on the Internet

Robert Beverly, Ryan Koga, kc claffy The Spoofer project originated in 2005 as the result of discussions over the general ability to successfully send spoofed-source IP packets across the Internet. At the ...

David Freedman: Why I’m Practicing Anti-Spoofing

David Freedman, ClaraNet Many years ago, a number of security and “hacking” sites carried some form of “IP Spoofing Tool”. I always thought this was a strange thing since, unless ...

Benno Overeinder: Measuring Spoofed Traffic

During the RIPE 66 Anti-Spoofing Panel, a central question where all discussion should start with, is do we have reliable measurements of spoofed traffic? Only with measurements of spoofed traffic ...

Anti-Spoofing: Continuing the Dialogue

ShieldAt the RIPE66 meeting in mid-May 2013, Benno Overeinder from NLNetLabs and Andrei Robachevsky from the Internet Society organized a panel called "Seven Years of Anti-Spoofing: What Happened Since the ...

Understanding Security and Resilience of the Internet

Cybersecurity is a rather vague overarching term that is used in different contexts to mean anything from: “information and computer security”; security of the Internet infrastructure; security of anything connected ...

Average price per GB of traffic in Sub-Saharan Africa for Internet access

Lower prices for Internet access are Important because they:

  • are evidence of a more competitive market that is relatively free of bottlenecks
  • can generate a virtuous circle by attracting ...

DNSSEC Test Sites

If you have a new application or service where you want to test how DNSSEC validation works, the sites listed below are ones you can use.  If you want to ...

Internet Society Issues Paper on Intellectual Property on the Internet

Français | Español Author: Konstantinos Komaitis, Director, Policy Development Over the past years, the idea of how to reconcile intellectual property rights and the Internet technologies and platforms has become a pivotal ...

Discussion paper on the contribution of the Internet to content creation

The Internet is a platform that is ideal for the distribution of digital content such as music or video. In general, given that the Internet empowers technology at its edges, ...

Making Content Available Over IPv6

The Internet has run out of unused IPv4 addresses. Some regions of the world still have some local supply left but it is a matter of time until those ...

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.