& the GII
page looks at business groups concerned with governance
of the net.
It covers -
and the ITU
As its name suggests, the Noncommercial Domain Name
Holders Constituency (NCDNHC)
represents non-commercial groups (including many non-government
organizations) within ICANN.
Analysis of its activities is provided by a number of
bodies, including ICANNWatch
and the Internet Democracy Project. We've identified such
bodies in the more detailed ICANN profile
on this site.
The Australian Internet Industry Association (IIA)
is the local industry association.
The Global Internet Project (GIP),
another US-based and industry-driven group, founded by
Netscape's James Clark (star of silicon western The
New New Thing) comprises "well-known leaders
of the Internet Revolution" but its papers for international
senior executives supply a perspective on how the managerial
elite are perceiving the online world.
Among the wave of US business lobby groups influencing
policy in the US and Australia are NetCoalition.com,
the strangely named Global Information Infrastructure
which is not to be confused with the nonprofit Global
Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC),
Coalition (a "level playing field" for taxing
retailers) and the Global Business Dialogue for Electronic
The Electronic Commerce Forum (ECF)
competes with NetCoalition.com
and the strangely named Global Information Infrastructure
US bricks-&-mortar retailers, including the International
Council of Shopping Centers and International Mass Retail
Association, have formed the E-Fairness
Coalition, a lobby group advocating a 'level playing
field' at the state and national levels.
Alliance, another business advocacy group, advertises
itself as the "premier organisation of Internet policy
professionals representing the Internet online industry"
[sic] and strongly aligned with the Direct Marketing Association
The Global Internet Project (GIP)
is another US-based industry-driven group, associated
with bodies such as the Global Business Dialogue
for Electronic Commerce (GBDe).
The Information Economy guide
elsewhere on this site provides more information about
the nature, extent, governance and development of the
digital economy in Australia and overseas.
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