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Congress Tries To Stop the IANA Transition -- But Does It?

By now, readers of this blog are aware of the decision by the Obama Administration to relinquish the last vestiges of control of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (known as the IANA function).  The IANA function is currently operated by a non-profit corporation, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), under contract to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which is an Administration within the Department of Commerce.  The mechanism by which the Obama Administration has chosen to relinquish control is through a decision to simpl

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Congressional Action on ICANN Accountability

As readers of this blog know, the United States is in the midst of a transition that will, when completed, give up its contractual control of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).  That authority is currently conducted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) under contract to the Department of Commerce.  Current plans are for Commerce to end the contract in September 2015, and let ICANN manage the IANA function on its own.  Some,

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