Internet Addressing System To Transition To ICANN As Planned After Last-Ditch Effort To Derail Fails In Court

Washington — The Department of Commerce is scheduled to transition administration of the technical underpinnings of the Internet’s addressing system to the private sector-led multi-stakeholder community October 1. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, has been preparing and executing what is known as the IANA stewardship transition for two years. The transition comes…

CCIA, Tech Companies Ask Congress Not To Interfere With Internet Address Transition

Washington — After years of planning, the Department of Commerce is scheduled to transition control of the Internet addressing system to a private sector-led multi-stakeholder body on October 1. Today the Computer & Communications Industry Association and more than a dozen other tech companies and associations sent a letter to Congressional leaders asking them not…

Global stakeholders advance joint vision for the evolution of the Internet governance system at Istanbul conference

A record number of representatives from civil society, academia, business, technical community, and governments gathered in Istanbul on September 2-5 for the annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF).  Unlike many other UN conferences, the IGF intentionally convenes all stakeholders involved in the Internet ecosystem rather than just governments.  While the IGF does not produce binding outcomes,…