Latest activities of group Internet Governance: Who is Who Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)2012-12-02T20:10:09Z<p>Established in December 1997, the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is a Regional Internet Registry (RIR) incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA. ARIN is one of five (5) RIRs. Like the&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="">other RIRs</a>, ARIN:</p> <ul> <li>Provides services related to the technical coordination and management of Internet number resources in its respective service region. The&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="">ARIN service region</a>&nbsp;includes Canada, many Caribbean and North Atlantic islands, and the United States;</li> <li>Participates in the&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="">global Internet community</a>;</li> <li>Facilitates the&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="">development of policy decisions</a>&nbsp;made by its members and the stakeholders in its region;</li> <li>Is a nonprofit,&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="">membership organization</a>;</li> <li>Is governed by an&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="">executive board</a>&nbsp;elected by its membership.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Source: <a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank">ARIN</a></p>North American Network Operators’ Group (NANOG)2012-12-02T20:06:28Z<p style="text-align: justify;"><span>NANOG is an educational and operational forum for the coordination and dissemination of technical information related to backbone/enterprise networking technologies and operational practices.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span>NANOG meetings are held three times each year, and include presentations, tutorials, and BOFs. The meetings are informal, and membership is open. Conference participants typically include senior engineering staff from tier 1 and tier 2 ISPs. Participating researchers present short summaries of their work for operator feedback.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span>NANOG meetings are organized by NewNOG, Inc., a Delaware non-profit organization, and are hosted by NewNOG and other organizations around the U.S. and Canada. Overall leadership is provided by the NANOG&nbsp;</span><a rel="nofollow" href="">Board of Directors</a><span>, established in 2005, and the&nbsp;</span><a rel="nofollow" href="">Program Committee</a><span>.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span>NANOG evolved from the&nbsp;</span><a rel="nofollow" href="">NSFNET</a><span>&nbsp;"Regional-Techs" meetings, where technical staff from the regional networks met to discuss operational issues of common concern with the Merit engineering staff. At the February 1994 regional techs meeting in San Diego, the group revised its charter to include a broader base of network service providers, and subsequently adopted NANOG as its new name.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span>Funding for NANOG originally came from the National Science Foundation, as part of two projects&nbsp;</span><a rel="nofollow" href="">Merit Network, Inc.</a><span>undertook in partnership with NSF and other organizations: the NSFNET Backbone Service and the Routing Arbiter project. In February 2011, NewNOG, Inc. began the management of NANOG. All NANOG funds now come from conference registration fees and donations from vendors.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span>NANOG meetings provide a forum for the exchange of technical information, and promote discussion of implementation issues that require community cooperation. Coordination among network service providers helps ensure the stability of overall service to network users.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Source: <a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank">NANOG</a>&nbsp;</p>Michael Froomkin2012-12-02T18:35:46Z<p style="text-align: justify;"><span>A. Michael Froomkin, the Laurie Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein Distinguished Professor of Law, received an M.Phil. degree from Cambridge University in 1984, and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1987. He clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and for John F. Grady, chief judge of the Northern District of Illinois. Professor Froomkin joined the University of Miami faculty after working in the London office of the Washington, D.C., firm of Wilmer, Cutler &amp; Pickering. He currently teaches Internet Law, Jurisprudence, Administrative Law and Tort. Previously he has taught Constitutional Law, Trademark, Civil Procedure I, and seminars in Law &amp; Games and E-Commerce.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Source: <a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank">University of Miami</a></p>Robert McDowell2012-11-26T13:15:43Z<p style="text-align: justify;">Robert M. McDowell was first appointed to a seat on the Federal Communications Commission by President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the Senate in 2006. When he was reappointed to the Commission on June 2, 2009, Commissioner McDowell became the first Republican to be appointed to an independent agency by President Barack Obama. He was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on June 25, 2009.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">During his time at the FCC, Commissioner McDowell has worked to help consumers in the communications marketplace enjoy the benefits of more choices, lower prices and useful innovations through increased competition. Creating opportunities for the construction of new delivery platforms that will bring about such competition has been one of his top priorities.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Commissioner McDowell brings to the FCC approximately sixteen years of private sector experience in the communications industry. Immediately prior to joining the FCC, Commissioner McDowell was senior vice president for the Competitive Telecommunications Association (CompTel), an association representing competitive facilities-based telecommunications service providers and their supplier partners. There he had responsibilities involving advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and executive agencies. He has served on the North American Numbering Council (NANC) and on the board of directors of North American Numbering Plan Billing and Collection, Inc. (NBANC).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">McDowell is admitted to practice law before the courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia, First, Fourth and Fifth Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court.</p> <p>Source: <a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank">FCC</a></p> Patrick Ryan2012-11-26T13:07:51Z<p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Patrick Ryan is Policy Counsel, Open Internet for Google Inc, where he supports the policy and regulatory efforts for Google's enterprise cloud services. In addition, Patrick is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder where he teaches Internet and telecommunications policy. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Prior to joining Google, Patrick was a lawyer in private practice advising companies on the deployment of next-generation networks, and has worked on telecommunications projects the United States, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Spain and Belgium, Patrick received a JD from the University of Texas at Austin, an MBL from the Universit&auml;t St.Gallen, (Switzerland), and a Ph.D. from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium).</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Source: <a rel="nofollow" href=";wspid=122" target="_blank">Internet Governance Forum&nbsp;</a></span></p>Greg Walden2012-11-26T13:01:11Z<p style="text-align: justify;">U.S. Rep. Greg Walden represents the people of Oregon's Second Congressional District, which includes twenty counties in central, southern and eastern Oregon.&nbsp;Greg is chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. The telecommunications industry supports about 50,000 jobs in Oregon, including nearly 10,000 in Oregon's Second District.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Greg has&nbsp;served as chairman of the House Republican Leadership since February 2010 and is a deputy whip.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Source:&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p>Draft of Future ITRs - Table of Contents2012-11-23T12:56:04Z<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>PLENARY MEETING</strong><br /><br /><strong>DRAFT OF THE FUTURE ITRS</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Table of Contents </strong><br /><em>International Telecommunication Regulations</em></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Preamble</strong> (title)<br /><strong>Article 1. Purpose and Scope of the Regulations (title)</strong><br />1.1 (purpose)<br />new 1.1 c, d, e and f (interruption of services, no harm and priority)<br />1.2 (definition of &ldquo;public&rdquo;)<br />1.3 (facilitating interconnection)<br />1.4 (incorporation of certain ITU-T Recommendations by reference)<br />1.5 (mutual agreement)<br />1.6 (compliance with ITU-T Recommendations)<br />1.7 (authorization by Member States)<br />1.8 (relation to Radio Regulations)<br />new 1.9 (relation to other treaties)</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Article 2. Definitions (title)</strong><br />2.1 (telecommunication)<br />2.2 (international telecommunication service)<br />2.3 (government telecommunication)<br />2.4 (service telecommunication)<br />2.5 (privilege telecommunication)<br />2.6 (international route)<br />2.7 (relation)<br />2.8 (accounting rate)<br />2.9 (collection charge)<br />2.10 (instructions)<br />new 2.10A (public correspondence)<br />new 2.10B (operating agency)<br />new 2.10C (service telecommunication)<br />new 2.11 (transit rate)<br />new 2.12 (termination rate)<br />new 2.13 (spam)<br />new 2.14 (hub)<br />new 2.15 (hubbing)<br />new 2.16 (fraud)<br />new 2.17 (global telecommunications service)<br />new 2.21 (originating identification)<br />new 2.22 (emergency/distress telecommunications)<br />new 2.23 (personal data)<br />new 2.24 (integrity of the international telecommunication network)<br />new 2.25 (stability of the international telecommunication network)<br />new 2.26 (security of the international telecommunication network)<br />new 2.27 (roaming)<br />new 2.28 (IP interconnection)<br />new 2.29 (End to end quality of service delivery and best effort delivery)</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Article 3. International Network (title)</strong><br />3.1 (cooperation)<br />3.2 (sufficient facilities)<br />3.3 (mutual agreement on routes)<br />3.4 (right to send traffic)<br />new 3.5 (misuse, includes proposals made under other articles)<br />new 3.6 (calling party identification, includes proposals made under other articles)<br />new 3.7 (international connectivity,)<br />new 3.8 (right to transmit traffic)<br />new 3.9 (provision of sufficient numbering resources)</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Article 4. International Telecommunication Services (title)</strong><br />4.1 (promote implementation)<br />4.2 (provision of services)<br />4.3 (quality of service)<br />new 4.4 (roaming price transparency)<br />new 4.5 (Global Telecommunication Services)<br />new 4.6 (provision of roaming)<br />new 4.7 (international IP connections)<br />new 4.8 (border zone inadvertent roaming)</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Article 5. Safety of Life and Priority Telecommunications (title)</strong><br />addition to 5.1 regarding spam and privacy<br />5.1 (safety of life telecommunications)<br />5.2 (government telecommunications)<br />5.3 (priority of other telecommunications)<br />new 5.4 (application of ITU-T Recommendations)<br />new 5.5 (single emergency number)<br />new 5.6 (informing subscribers of emergency number)<br />new Article 5A. Confidence and Security in the Provision of International Telecommunication/ICT Services<br />new Article 5B. Countering spam</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Article 6. [Charging and Accounting | International Telecommunication Service arrangements| Pricing | Economic and Policy Issues ](title)</strong><br />6.1 (collection charge)<br />6.1.3 (taxation)<br />6.2 (accounting rates)<br />6.3 (monetary unit)<br />SUP: 6.3.2<br />6.4 (establishment of accounts and settlement of balance of accounts)<br />6.5 (service and privilege telecommunications)<br />new 6.6 (status of ITU-T Recommendations)<br />new 6.7 (recourse to competition authorities and dispute resolution)<br />new 6.8 (competition authorities)<br />new 6.9 (payments by creditors)<br />new 6.9 (combating fraud)<br />new 6.11 (dissemination of regulatory frameworks)<br />new 6.12 (cost-based rates)<br />new 6.12A (price of mobile roaming)<br />new 6.12B (open equivalent access prices)<br />new 6.13 (price transparency)<br />new 6.14 (investment in high-bandwidth infrastructure)<br />new 6.15 (cost-oriented pricing)<br />new 6.16 (compensation for carried traffic)<br />new 6.17 (transparency of end-user prices)<br />new 6.18 (measures for land-locked countries)<br />new 6.18A (charging units)<br />new 6.19 (charges and free services)<br />new 6.20 (rendering and settlement of accounts)<br />new 6.A (price transparency)<br />new 6.B (investment in high-bandwidth infrastructure)<br />new 6.C (cost-oriented pricing)<br />new 6.D (return on investment)<br />new 6.E (compensation for carried traffic)<br />new 6.F (universal service fund)<br />new 6.G (taxation)<br />6.2 (accounting transit and termination rates)</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Article 7. Suspension of Services (title)</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Article 8. Dissemination of Information (title)</strong><br />new Article 8A. Energy Efficiency</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Article 9. Special Arrangements (title)</strong><br />9.1 (special arrangements)<br />9.2 (avoidance of technical harm)</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Article 10. [Final Provisions | Entry into Force and Provisional Application] (title)</strong><br /><br />Appendix 1 (title)<br />Appendix 2 (title)<br />Appendix 3 (title)<br />Resolutions, Recommendations, Opinion (title)<br />Resolution No. 1<br />Resolution No. 2<br />Resolution No. 3<br />Resolution No. 4<br />Resolution No. 5<br />Resolution No. 6<br />Resolution No. 7<br />Resolution No. 8<br />new Resolution No. A<br />new Resolution No. B<br />Recommendation No. 1<br />Recommendation No. 2<br />Recommendation No. 3<br />Opinion No 1</p>David A. Gross2012-11-22T23:58:45Z<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>David A. Gross</strong> is a lawyer and former U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy. He is currently a partner in the Communications Practice of <span>Wiley Rein LLP</span> where he assists U.S. companies seeking to enter or expand international businesses, as well as non-U.S. companies and organizations seeking to invest in, monitor and understand the U.S. market.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Gross also advises foreign companies on non-U.S. countries and opportunities and informs clients regarding the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Organization for Economic Cooperation Development (OECD), Asia Pacific Economic Cooperative (APEC), as well as other international bodies.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Source: <a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank">Wikipedia</a></p>Paul Twomey2012-11-22T23:42:18Z<p style="text-align: justify;">Dr. Paul Twomey served as President and CEO of <a rel="nofollow" href="../view/911/" target="_blank">ICANN</a> from March 2003 to June 2009. As Senior President until January 2010, he acted as advisor and assistant to new President and CEO Rod Beckstrom. Paul's background brought a balance of public/private experience to ICANN during his tenure, including numerous leadership positions in commercial enterprises, government, and in chairing ICANN Government Advisory Committee.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">To learn more about Paul Twomey, <a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank">click here.</a></p>Eleanor Saitta2012-11-22T23:37:35Z<p style="text-align: justify;">Eleanor Saitta is Principal Security Engineer at the <a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank">Open Internet Tools Project</a> (OITP), directing the OITP Peer Review Board for open source software and working on adversary modeling.&nbsp; She is also Technical Director at the International Modern Media Institute (IMMI), a member of the advisory board at Geeks Without Bounds (GWoB), and works on occasion as a Senior Security Associate with Stach &amp; Liu.&nbsp; She is a founder of the Constitutional Analysis Support Team (CAST), previously co-founded the Seattle-based Public N3rd Area hacker space, and works on the Trike and Briar&nbsp;projects.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">To learn more about Eleanor Saitta, <a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p>