Department for Culture Media and Sport

internet governance

The UK is an active contributor to various internet governance forums.

DCMS represents the UK Government in the multi-stakeholder UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF). We also support the Commonwealth IGF, the European regional forum EuroDIG and the UK Internet Governance Forum (UK IGF). The UK IGF provides the means to engage UK stakeholders identifying and addressing key public policy issues relating to the internet and to promote and, where appropriate, coordinate UK stakeholder inputs into EuroDIG and the global IGF.

DCMS also represents the UK on the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) which coordinates the management and development of the internet’s domain name system for addressing communication on the internet.