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1 Introduction Keith Davidson: ISOC - Board of Trustees ICANN – Vice Chair, ccNSO ICANN - Chair – Working Group on ccTLD Delegations and Redelegations InternetNZ - International Director Pacific IGF – Convenor / Enthusiast Asia Pacific IGF – Organising Committee PIP – Secretary

2 My Topics at PacINET 13 This Session, 3 themes: 1.The Internet Society (ISOC) 2.Pacific Internet Partnership (PIP) 3.Vision of the Pacific Islands Internet future Wednesday – Domain Names The.nz model Delegation and Redelegation of ccTLDs Thursday- Internet Governance Internet Governance Principles

3 The Internet Society (ISOC) Society formed in 1993 Vision: ”The Internet is for everyone” Main offices in Reston, USA and Geneva, Switzerland, + regional bureaus. 90+ chapters worldwide, 20+ in AP region 65,000+ individual members 145+ Organisation Members 100+ staff, US$50 million revenue

4 ISOC Vision: “The Internet is for everyone” Mission: “To promote the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world”

5 ISOC ISOC Board of Directors: —Elections of directors are for a 3 year term —Moving to Board of 12 in total, 4 directors from each: Chapters Organisational Members Technical Community / IETF / IAB —2 directors from AP region Keith Davidson, from Organisation Members Narelle Clark, President of ISOC Australia, Chapters

6 ISOC – Main Activities Champions public policies on open access Facilitates open development of standards, protocols and the technical infrastructure Organises opportunities that bring people together to share insights and opinions Provides education opportunities including training workshops Facilitates leadership programmes e.g. Next Generation Leaders and Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Ambassadors

7 ISOC – Main Activities Encourages innovation by providing grants and awards to relevant initiatives and outreach efforts that address the humanitarian, educational, and societal contexts of online connectivity Acknowledges individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Internet e.g. the Jonathan B. Postel Award and the Internet Hall of Fame

8 Pacific Internet Partnership (PIP) 2004 partnership between InternetNZ, UNESCO and UNDP Samoa Main purpose to fund travel fellowships to assist enriching technical knowledge in the Pacific Changed to PIPI (UNESCO, UNDP no longer involved) Used as the “umbrella” for organising the inaugural Pacific IGF in New Caledonia PIP has raised over US$400,000 for this purpose PIP has funded over 150 Pacific Islanders in the past 10 years (around75% to PICISOC) Co-chairs: Ellen Strickland and Don Hollander

9 Asia Pacific Network Information Centre Registry Solutions Provider in gTLDs, ccTLDs and IDN TLDs Australian Domain Name Administrator The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers Internet Users Society of Niue The Internet Society Packet Clearing House ?? Help us find more sponsors GDNS – ccTLD Manager for.as Sponsors and Supporters

10 Pacific Islands – Internet Penetration

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13 Pacific Islands – Future Tonga (and other PI’s) connecting to international fibre optic networks Will lead to significant improvements in uptake and use of the Internet through faster speeds / cheaper prices Will bring new and additional bad behaviours in country and from offshore Education, technical upskilling, possible legal reforms and new ways of thinking about the Internet required

14 Pacific Islands Internet of the Future Root Server Mirrors deployed in every country Peering wherever there are multiple providers Peering amongst PI countries Major providers (Microsoft / Apple / Google etc) caching content locally ISPs providing free access to software security updates Telco / Internet Regulators creating level playing fields, especially for new ISPs / new services ccTLD policies set by local Internet community

15 Pacific Islands Internet of the Future Public policies developed through multistakeholder dialogue In-country Internet Governance Forums, building policy ideas for the local Internet community, building to trans-Pacific Internet Governance Forum and joint policy development processes where appropriate Multistakeholderism is the norm for setting ICT and Internet policies All stakeholders can participate in all PI forums on an equal basis

16 Thank You / Questions ? Keith Davidson


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