ICC/BASIS top line business messages

    Prepared by the ICC commission on : Commission on the Digital Economy
    Publication date : 07/11/2007

    ICC and BASIS members support the IGF because it provides a unique opportunity to exchange views and best practices on a wide variety of important policy issues that affect continued development of the Internet, and can help bring its economic and social benefits to more people around the world.

    Critical Internet Resources (CIR)

    The strength of this new model of international cooperation is that it joins together governmental and non-governmental representatives through a multi-stakeholder approach, with all participants on an equal footing. As a main session of the IGF the first discussion of critical internet resources should set the stage. It should outline what critical resources today are; identify who does what and how can stakeholders contribute and participate; and explore how to maximize cooperative efforts between relevant organizations. The discussion should address several issues including:

    • the Domain Name System (DNS) and regional management activities such as Regional Internet Registries (RIRs);
    • IPv4-IPv6 and the transition;
    • Digital Object Identifiers (DOI);
    • ENUM (Electronic Numbering); and
    • Radio spectrum, backbones, and Internet Service Providers (ISPs).