What They’re Saying: Reaction to NTIA’s Assessment of the IANA Stewardship Transition ProposalJune 16, 2016 by NTIA
A week ago, NTIA announced
that the proposal developed by the Internet multistakeholder community
to transition the U.S. Government’s stewardship role for the Internet
Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions met the criteria NTIA outlined in March 2014.
The announcement was an important milestone in the U.S. Government’s
effort to complete the privatization of the Internet’s domain name
system. The transition will help ensure the continued leadership of the
private sector in making decisions related to the technical underpinning
of the Internet, which has helped the Internet thrive as a platform for
innovation, economic growth, and free speech.
NTIA worked with other U.S. Government agencies and conducted a thorough review of the Internet community’s proposal
to ensure it met our criteria. NTIA also found that the proposal
adequately addressed relevant internal control principles, in a review recommended
by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). In addition, a
panel of corporate governance experts concluded that the plan is
consistent with the sound principles of good governance.
NTIA’s assessment of the proposal has earned praise from a range of
individuals, industry organizations and civil society groups. Here’s
what they are saying....