The Internet Society is an independent, international, nonprofit, cost-based organization established in 1992 by two of the fathers of the Internet: Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn. We are dedicated to the stability, continuity and advancement of the Internet, not for its own sake but rather for the benefits the Internet can bring to all people.
We accomplish this by advancing critical Internet technologies and best practices, and by providing technical information, advice, and training programs. We have long been very active in capacity building activities that have helped many developing countries get online. Of equal importance, we promote national and international policies that support the expansion and evolution of the Internet throughout the world.
We do all these things by partnering with a broad range of stakeholders, civil society, private sector, governments, and international organizations. The Internet Society is also the organizational home for the groups responsible for Internet standards, including the Internet Engineering Task Force, the IETF, and the IAB. has over 12880 chapters and SIGs around the world including seven chapters here in India.
ISOC is headquartered Geneva, Switzerland and Washington, D.C., with a distributed work force in various countries, including Region of Bureaus in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Our support of the IGF has been significant, including funding assistance and workshop and program development. But perhaps more importantly, the Internet Society has brought experts from diverse backgrounds and geographies with real on the ground experience to every IGF so that the discussion, the experience sharing, and the practical take-aways are all the richer.
ISOC has “chapters” around the world. A chapter is a group of ISOC members who come together to represent the Internet needs of their community and to pursue ISOC’s mission of an Internet for everyone. In India there are currently seven chapters, ISOC India – Chennai,New Delhi, Trivandrum,Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru
Membership at ISOC India – Chennai
Membership in our chapter is open to anyone in Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Kerala, AP, and Pondichery who is interested in the growth and evolution of the Internet. We would like you to invite you to join ISOC as a global member and the Chennai Chapter as a member. There is an online form to be filled in at page https://community.internetsociety.org/ This short form on submission will pull up a new page asking you to establish a user name and password and with this step you would be logged in to the portal with an option to ‘join a chapter’. Please choose “India Chennai” from the list.