Senior Vice President
Let the IANA Transition Proceed
The United States is not ceding “control” of the Internet. No foreign government is going to take over “control” of the Internet. The Internet is NOT going to crumble. Now that we have dispensed with the rhetoric some in the political world are putting forth as truths, let’s talk about the reality of the long-planned transition of the IANA functions currently provided by the US government. When the Internet was first created and funded by the US government decades ago, both ICANN (the bottom-up policy development body) and IANA (the technical operation of the root zone server of the Internet) were setup to oversee... Read More
Tags: Policy, IANA, icann
Last Month at the NETMundial meeting in Brazil, representatives from governments, private sector, civil society, the technical community and academia met to debate the key principles on which the Internet should evolve. The meeting culminated in a non-binding, consensus-based outcome statement supporting the principles of a decentralized and multistakeholder (ie: non-governmental) driven Internet ecosystem, committed to principles of openness, fairness, accessibility, security and safety. According to the Statement, evolution of the Internet Government ecosystem shall be based upon the following principles: Multistakeholder: Internet governance should be built on democratic, multistakeholder processes, ensuring the meaningful and accountable participation of all stakeholders, including... Read More

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Alison Simpson
With more than 13 years’ experience in the domain industry, Alison has managed all aspects of Corporate Domain Managem... More