Open and universal Internet as an opportunity for greater prosperity


This was an event organized by Internet Society India Chennai jointly with TiE Chennai (which sponsored the event fully) in partnership with Naascom  on January 25, 2013 at GRT Convention Center.

Dr Vinton Gray Cerf, one of the Fathers of the Internet, talked on “Open and universal Internet as an opportunity for greater prosperity”. The talk was on  Internet is a permission-free eco-system that has fostered enormous innovation.

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History of Internet : a presentation as Work in Progress

This presentation was made in 2011 at Bharathidasan Institute of Management and Karunya University, as an Introduction to Internet History and to touch upon Internet Governance issues.

A topic like this requires collaborative work. Hence, the title “a presentation as Work in Progress” which is to be taken up. In the meantime, it looks good as a general presentation and as an “approximate history” of the Internet for anyone who is not looking for a meticulously accurate version of the History of Internet here are some pointers:

Brief History of the Internet

Come and speak for the Internet at the Asia Pacific Internet Governance Forum, New Delhi

Internet Governance Policy issues are discussed at the Global Internet Governance Forums held at locations around the world once a year. On a Regional Level, each region hosts a Regional IGF. The Asia Pacific Regional IGF is known by the abbreviation APrIGF.

APrIGF will be held at Delhi, during August 3-6 at Hotel Crown Plaza, Greater Noida, hosted by the Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI) and the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)

This is not a Seminar / Conference in the usual format, but a very interactive discussion of OUR own proposals, by Government representatives, Business Representatives, the Internet Technical Community, the Academic Community and Civil Society, all seated equally around the table. So, it would be an interesting opportunity for all members to participate.

Those who are interested in the Internet Governance issues, may pay attention to the Theme of the year at and consider sending a proposal to Organize a Workshop under any of the topic areas. The call for the Workshop proposal recieved from the APrIGF Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) is posted below for the benefit of those who might be interested: (Please be interested. These are issues that matter to all of us.)

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Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum

The main theme and sub-themes of APrIGF 2014 has recently been published online. In order to allow more time for the development of proposals from the community, the MSG has decided to extend the submission deadline to 7 May 2014. There will not be any further extension of deadline. Submit your proposal now!
Please find below more details of the Call for Workshop Proposals Announcement:
Extension of Call for Workshops
Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum
APrIGF Delhi 2014, India
3-6 Aug 2014

Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) has been held annually since 2010. The Forum serves as a platform for aggregating IGF related discussions and collaborations at the regional level, and ultimately advances the development of Internet governance in the Asia Pacific. APrIGF 2014 will be co-hosted by Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI) and National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI).

The APrIGF Multi-stakeholder Steering Group (MSG) now calls for your participation in developing the Forum agenda in an open process by submitting workshop proposals or topics of interest based on the main theme: Internet to Equinet – An Equitable Internet for the Next Billion! Click here for more sub-themes.

Send your workshop proposals of not more than 500 words with the below format to
Title of the Workshop
Thematic area of interest
Specific Issues of Discussions & Description
Expected format and Target panel members
Full name, affiliation and contact details of the workshop organizer
Each workshop will be 90 minutes including Q&A and should present the proposed issue in an inclusive manner, incorporating a multi-stakeholder perspective with a balance of stakeholders and gender in the panel.

The deadline for submission is 9 April 2014 (Wed) 7 May 2014 (Wed) 23:59 UTC.

If you are interested to follow any news and updates about APrIGF and discuss relevant issues, you may subscribe to the mailing list by sending in subscription request.

We also welcome any Internet-related organisation to become a supporting organisation or sponsor. Please contact sec At Aprigf DOT Asia for more information. [or you could write to isocindiachennai At Gmail Dot Com ]

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ICANN launches the process to discuss the process of IANA transition in ICANN Singapore




Transition of IANA functions from NTIA to the multi-stakeholder process

ICANN has initiated the launch of the multi-stakeholder-designed process for the community at the ICANN 49 Meeting in Singapore (21-27 March 2014) to address how the mechanisms for the transition should occur. Input from the community discussions are to be compiled and incorporated into the consultation materials anticipated to be posted on 7 April for public comment and community feedback.

Internet Society Fellowships to the I.E.T.F Tornoto

The Internet Society has announced that it is inviting applications for its latest Internet Society Fellowships to the IETF.  The Fellowship programme allows engineers from emerging and developing economies to attend an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting.
As you know, the IETF is the Internet’s premier standards-making body, responsible for the development of protocols used in IP-based networks. IETF participants represent an international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers involved in the technical operation of the Internet and the continuing evolution of Internet architecture.
Fellowships will be awarded through a competitive application process. The Internet Society is currently accepting fellowship applications for IETF 90 in Toronto, Canada:
* IETF 90, July 20-25, 2014, Toronto, Canada
Information and links to apply can be found at:
Fellowship applications are due by 11 April 2014.
I encourage you apply or pass this information about this program to individuals involved in your network that have a keen interest in the Internet protocol development activities of the IETF.
The Internet Society Fellowships to the IETF are sponsored by Afilias, Google, Microsoft, NBCUniversal, and Verisign.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at or at