auDA - .au Domain Administration Ltd.

01/23/2024 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/22/2024 16:39

Welcome to 2024 in internet governance

2024 promises to be another big year for internet governance. In this blog post we highlight auDA's planned work and priorities for 2024.

Events that will shape the future of the internet are at the heart of our internet governance work this year. We'll be involved with a clear goal in mind: to champion, sustain and improve multi-stakeholder internet governance, a key facet of auDA's 2021-25 Strategy, as well as a requirement under auDA's Terms of Endorsement from the Australian Government.

auDA believes that multi-stakeholder governance that incorporates the contributions, perspectives and needs of diverse and relevant expertise is at the foundation of the internet's remarkable success in driving global innovation and economic development.

This aligns with auDA's domestic policy focus: to support digital transformation enabled by an open, free, secure and global internet, which is fundamental to unlocking positive social and economic value for all Australians. Underpinning our advocacy is our Internet Governance Roadmap (Roadmap). We published the Roadmap last year (see our blog introducing the Roadmap) and received support from several key stakeholders, including at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Kyoto (Oct 2023) (find more in our IGF highlights blog). The Roadmap sets out our views for evolving the current internet governance system so it can better succeed at sustaining an open, free, secure and global internet.

Here are some of our key focus areas planned for 2024:

We look forward to working together with our peers in the internet governance and public policy community and all interested stakeholders to further our internet governance and public policy goals this year.

You can keep an eye on the .au blog or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter to stay across our work in this area, or get in touch with our team members to find out more.