Minister of Communications & IT Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that India will support the multistakeholder model of Internet governance. Prasad said that the Internet must remain plural and must be managed by a multistakeholder system, during ICANN's recent public meeting. He also mentioned that India not only supports the multistakeholder model, but also encourages other countries to support it. This is a significant step forward, because India has rarely expressed its stance on Internet governance on a global platform, and more importantly not really been clear regarding what its stance is. Cudnt go2 Buenos Aires but shared stand on multistakeholder model of internet governance thru video message #ICANN53 https://t.co/wG1jZ0INYJ — Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) June 22, 2015 In a multistakeholder process, all stakeholders such as individuals, groups, organisations, including businesses, governments, research institutes, and NGOs among others are actively involved. The decision making process is based on consensus, and transparency and accountability are the key. India finally shuns UPA's confused policy on internet governance.Big yes to Multistakeholderism! #ICANN53 @rsprasad @PMOIndia @narendramodi — Rajeev Chandrasekhar (@rajeev_mp) June 22, 2015 Thanks to @PMOIndia @rsprasad for listening and showing the way on Internet Governance.Now lead dialouge at #G77 #ICANN #IGF #digitalindia — Rajeev Chandrasekhar (@rajeev_mp) June 22, 2015 ICANN, which manages the Domain Name System (DNS) and is also responsible for introducing new generic top-level domains (TLDs), is currently in the process of transferring IANA stewardship from the United States to a global multistakeholder group. The US government approval of…
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