The Internet Protocol Journal - Volume 9, Number 2

Fragments

Internet Governance

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was held in two phases. The first phase took place in Geneva in December 2003, and the second phase took place in Tunis in November 2005. The so-called “WSIS Outcome Documents” are now available at:

http://www.itu.int/wsis/promotional/outcome.pdf

The follow-on to WSIS is called the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The forum will hold its first meeting in Athens, Greece October 30th to November 2nd, 2006. For more information visit:

http://www.intgovforum.org/

The Internet Society (ISOC) played an active part in the WSIS process. You will find background information here:

http://www.isoc.org/isoc/conferences/wsis/index.shtml

DNS Root Name Servers Explained

Daniel Karrenberg of RIPE NCC has written two “Member Briefings” on the subject of DNS root servers that can be found on the ISOC Website:

Internationalized Domain Names

Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) are, according to the ICANN Website, “...domain names represented by local language characters. Such domain names could contain letters or characters from non-ASCII scripts (for example, Arabic or Chinese). Many efforts are ongoing in the Internet community to make domain names available in character sets other than ASCII.” ICANN has established an information area on its Website with links to more information about IDNs. See:

http://icann.org/topics/idn/

The ISP Column

Geoff Huston is well known to readers of this journal. He also hosts The ISP Column that can be found here:

http://www.isoc.org/pubs/isp/index.shtml

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The Internet Protocol Journal

Ole J. Jacobsen, Editor and Publisher

Editorial Advisory Board

Dr. Vint Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist
Google Inc, USA

Dr. Jon Crowcroft, Marconi Professor of Communications Systems
University of Cambridge, England

David Farber
Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy
Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Peter Löthberg, Network Architect
Stupi AB, Sweden

Dr. Jun Murai, General Chair Person, WIDE Project Vice-President, Keio University Professor, Faculty of Environmental Information
Keio University, Japan

Dr. Deepinder Sidhu, Professor, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Director, Maryland Center for Telecommunications Research, USA

Pindar Wong, Chairman and President
VeriFi Limited, Hong Kong

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