Desiree Miloshevic is International Affairs and Policy Adviser at Afilias. She has participated actively in the areas of DNS policy and Internet governance, including work as an expert technical and policy consultant for new top-level domains.

Desiree Zeljka Miloshevic is International Affairs and Policy Adviser at Afilias, a global leader in domain name registry services. Desiree serves as Special Advisor to the Chair of the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Advisory Group (2006-) and is a Board Trustee of Internet Society (ISOC) (2004-2010). She has been participating in the work of several ICANN constituencies since 1999.

Her decade-plus of close and productive interactions with regulators, intergovernmental leaders, academics, artists, and community activists throughout the world provide her with a unique set of resources with which to engage the often complex, cross-sectoral challenges of Internet technical coordination and governance.

Ms Miloshevic’s work in the Internet field began in 1993 as one of the hostmasters for Demon Internet, the United Kingdom’s first Internet service provider to offer access to individual internet users in addition to corporations. She participated in the informal, peer-coordinated policy making process for the .UK domain until supervision of the UK ccTLD was assumed by Nominet in 1996. In subsequent years she has worked as an expert technical and policy consultant for new top-level domains and has participated in the work of many Internet councils, workshops and constituencies in the areas of DNS policy and Internet governance.

She studied English Literature at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade. She has lived in London since 1991.

Research interests

Internet governance

Positions held at the OII

  • Visiting Associate, July 2011 – July 2012
  • Visiting Associate, October 2008 – September 2009

Current projects

Past projects

  • Internet Governance

    Participants: Professor William H. Dutton, Professor Jonathan Zittrain, Professor Ian Brown, Desiree Miloshevic

    A programme of seminars, forums and conferences informing our research on Internet governance.

  • Internet Governance and National Digital Policies

    9 November 2011 - 10 November 2011, 12:00:00 - 12:00:00

    Digital policy initiatives are emerging globally amidst a transnational effort to coordinate Internet governance. This seminar brings together key participants in global and national initiatives to govern the Internet.

  • The New Economic Context of Internet Governance

    27 April 2009 - 27 April 2009, 09:00:00 - 15:30:00

    Summary to come.

  • The Debate on Internet Governance: What’s at Stake?

    24 September 2004 - 24 September 2004, 12:30:00 - 16:00:00

    This joint OII-ISOC forum is designed to inform debate on the future of Internet governance in the UK and globally. It provides an opportunity for participants from industry, government, academia and civil society to contribute to the debate.