Mission Statement

Charitable Mission Statement

The IUSN Foundation is internationally known for its work in providing charitable benefits that assist emerging nations in their efforts to enter the global internet community. A current example of this mission-driven charitable model can be found in the Southwest Pacific, where IUSN funding supports and have supported a wide range of benefits for the government and people of Niue, including:

  • Internet and WiFi service;
  • High-tech training and education for residents;
  • Funding of village councils
  • Private sector job creation with the island’s sole Internet service provider funded by the IUSN Foundation, known as Internet Niue.
  • IUSN is able to fund Internet service for the 1,400 residents of Niue through income received from the sale of .NU domain names in Scandinavia (where nu means “now”) by business partner IIS., which operates the .NU domain.
  • IUSN has been highly successful in fulfilling its charitable mission. Its services are efficient and its network is continually being upgraded and expanded. No other Pacific Island has been so successful in providing services to its Internet community, despite some islands having highly marketable country codes.

In support of its charitable mission, and to stay on the cutting edge of Internet technology innovations, IUSN maintains a leadership role in all of the major international Internet governing bodies including the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Internet Governance Forum(IGF), The Internet Society (ISOC), Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association (APTLD), and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).