The chairman of The IUSN Foundation, Hon Frank Lui and president, Per Darnell, are attending a series of internet governance meetings in Noumea this week.
The Foundation is the trustee of the .nu domain and funds the Internet Niue WiFi network.
The meetings kick-off on Friday 8 April with a workshop organised by the Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association (APTLD), of which IUSN is a founding member. Trustees, managers and operators of top level domains in the Pacific will be attending, along with government and non-government officials.
The first Pacific IGF (Internet Governance Forum), which is co-sponsored by The IUSN Foundation, follows in the weekend of 9-10 April. Participants include the World Bank, the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA) and many other big names in the world of internet governance, including the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), one of five regional internet registries charged with fair and responsible allocation and management of IP addresses world-wide.
APNIC is also actively involved in the development of internet infrastructure throughout Asia and the Pacific. This includes providing training and education, and support for technical activities.
Mr Lui and Mr Darnell will represent the Foundation at both meetings, with Mr Lui taking a particular interest in the provision of internet services to Pacific islands and Mr Darnell focusing on the management of top level domains.