igf - Computer Definition
A point of interconnection between an international carrier and a national carrier. An IGF commonly serves not only as a physical gate between the international and national networks, but also as a point-of-protocol conversion, perhaps interfacing an international E-carrier circuit to a domestic T-carrier circuit. The gateway also may serve as a point of media conversion, perhaps serving to interconnect a submarine fiber optic cable or satellite link to a microwave or copper wire circuit. See also carrier, media converter, network, and protocol converter.
(Internet Governance Forum) An international organization of governments and U.N. agencies that was founded to discuss Internet issues such as security and spam. It was created at the United Nations Summit in 2005 after the U.S. rejected turning over ICANN's control of Internet domain management to the U.N. The first meeting of the IGF was scheduled for 2006. See ICANN.