[council] Clinton on the IANA Transition

James M. Bladel jbladel at godaddy.com
Tue Jun 28 16:02:00 UTC 2016

Councilors -

See below for an interesting bit of news regarding the IANA Transition.

Thank you,

James Bladel

Secretary Clinton has formally endorsed the IANA transition.  Specifically, she states:

  *   Promote Multi-Stakeholder Internet Governance: Hillary believes that internet governance – the coordination of the technical systems that allow the internet to function seamlessly across the globe – should be left to the global community of engineers, companies, civil society groups, and internet users, and not to governments. That is why as Secretary of State she championed the “multistakeholder approach” to internet governance and vigorously fought back against efforts by national governments to control the internet through government-led multilateral organizations, such as the International Telecommunications Union. She supports the Department of Commerce’s plans to formally transition its oversight role in the management of the Domain Name System to the global community of stakeholders, viewing the transition as a critical step towards safeguarding the internet’s openness for future generations. She will continue to fight to defend the internet from government takeover and to empower those internet governance organizations that advance internet openness, freedom, and technical innovation.


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