Yesterday, the Board of Directors the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), approved the multistakeholder community’s proposal for transitioning oversight of the Internet’s addressing system from the US government to the global multistakeholder community. The Board approval follo
wed approvals from ICANN’s chartering organizations. I want to congratulate the community for their tireless efforts in developing this proposal.
The ICANN Board has sent the proposal to the National Telecommunications and Information Agency (NTIA) for their review and approval. These milestones are not only critical for the transition itself but a further endorsement of global multistakeholder Internet governance… [more]