Internet Current Affairs
US-based nonprofit The Internet Society and Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI) have signed MoU to make Internet safe and secure in India by securing routers which is vital for healthy internet infrastructure. The MoU will also see both organizations exchanging research information and training materials related to routing security which is vital to future and stability of the Internet.
The partnership between Internet Society and ISPAI will also promote Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) which is global initiative to implement crucial fixes needed to reduce most common threats to internet’s routing system and safeguard enterprises and government from cyber threats. MANRS will provide simple and concrete steps for network operators that enable dramatically improved Internet security and reliability. By joining MANRS, participants commit to implement actions to address common challenges related to routing security such as filtering and anti-spoofing.
The Internet Society
It is a non-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring open development, evolution and safe use of Internet worldwide. It was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Virginia, US. It is open standards body which develops and promotes voluntary internet standards. It is governed by diverse board of trustees that is dedicated to ensuring that internet stays open, transparent and defined by the people who use it.
The nominating committee of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has selected Ajay Data as new council member of Country Code Supporting Organisation (ccNSO). With this, he becomes first Indian to get selected as a member of ccNSO, which is policy development body of ICANN for ccTLD (country code top-level domains) issues and represents all country code top level domain operators from around the world. He has been selected for two-year term and will take up position during ICANN 63 Meet in Spain in October 2018. He will be representing India at global level and will be also custodian of Asia, Australia and Pacific Islands as member of ccNSO.
He is founder & CEO of Data XGen Plus and global leader in email linguistic services. He is creator of world’s first email address mobile app and email solution for IDN (Internationalized Domain Names) Domains. He was awarded Graham Bell Award for this innovation. He has been also credited for giving access to World for Internationalized Email Address in 19 languages which is available through DataMail app.
ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers)
ICANN is private (non-government) non-profit corporation with responsibility of supervising domain names on internet. It plays major monopolistic role in IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions. It was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, United States.
ICANN is responsible for
- Coordination of global Internet’s systems of unique identifiers.
- Ensuring stable and secure operation of internet.
- Coordination of the Internet Protocol address spaces.
- Assignment of address blocks to regional Internet registries, for maintaining registries of Internet protocol identifiers, and for management of top-level domain name space (DNS root zone), which includes operation of root name servers.
- DNS policy development for internationalization of the DNS system.
- Introduction of new generic top-level domains (TLDs).