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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 2021

The roadmap for our work ahead – let’s join together to support our vision that the Internet is for everyone.

Impact Report 2020

Some of our important work in 2020, highlighting how our community has worked together to to build, promote and defend the Internet.

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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NGN and the Internet
The phrase “Next Generation Network” (NGN) has both a generic and specific meaning. Generically, it is used to refer to “some ...
The Internet and Standards
The Internet is built on technical standards, which allow devices, services, and applications to be interoperable across a wide and disperse network of networks. The Internet Society is the organisational ...
Comments to the Secretary General’s Report April 2009
Following the last meeting of the World Telecommunication Policy Forum (WTPF) Informal Expert Group held on the 24th of June, we have prepared additional comments on the Secretary General’s Report, ...
Preserving the User Centric Internet
This paper, Preserving the User Centric Internet, was developed by the Internet Society in 2007. It is intended to clarify for ...
IPv6 Address Allocation
The growth and success of the Internet continues to depend on collaboratively engineered and operated, robust technical infrastructure. The Internet Society ...
Comments on final SG Report
Comments submitted by Constance Bommelaer on the ITU World Telecommunication Policy Forum (WTPF) Secretary-General’s Report which seeks to encourage contributions from ITU Member States and Sector Members on any of ...
Internet Society comments on the preliminary third draft of the Secretary-General’s Report
Internet Society is pleased to provide the following comments regarding the draft Report on the Second meeting of the IEG: It is our view that it is important the Report ...
Internet Society comments on second draft of Secretary General’s Report
Comments submitted by Constance Bommelaer on behalf of the Internet Society on the Secretary-General’s second draft report, which sought to encourage ...
Internet Society comments on second draft of ITU Secretary General’s Report
Internet Society comments by Constance Bommelaer on the second draft of the WTPF Secretary General's Report.
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Contribution following WTPF first Expert Group Meeting
Following the first meeting of the World Telecommunication Policy Forum (WTPF) Expert Group held on the 24th of June, we have prepared additional comments we would like to submit on ...
Internet Society comments on first draft of ITU SG Report
As a Sector Member of the ITU, Internet Society participates in the consensus-building process of many ITU activities. At the 2006 Plenipotentiary Conference, the ITU decided to hold a World ...
The Internet Domain Name System Explained for Non-Experts by Daniel Karrenberg

Date: 1 Mar 2004

Dear non-Experts,

This is for you, who always wanted or needed to know how Internet names really work. The Internet Domain Name System (DNS) is a fascinating ...

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.