On October, 7, 2013, the leaders of organizations responsible for coordination of the Internet technical infrastructuremet in Montevideo, Uruguay.  Participants included the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN); the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN);  the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF); the Internet Architecture Board (IAB); and the Internet Society (ISOC), They discussed issues determining the future of Internet cooperation. In particular, they agreed on the following key factors for a healthy Internet environment:

  • The Internet should be governed in a global and coherent fashion through multi-stakeholder cooperation. Fragmentation at national level must be avoided.
  • The trust of users must be strengthened, especially after the recent revelations concerning widespread secret surveillance.
  • The globalization of ICANN and IANA functions should be accelerated.   The goal should be that all stakeholders, including governments, can jointly and equally participate in Internet governance.
  • The transition to IPv6 should remain a high priority.

The joint press statement of the participating Internet organizations is available here.