I have just returned from Marrakech where we marked a historic milestone for the multistakeholder model of Internet governance. Following the original request from the U.S. Government, the ICANN Board transmitted to the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) the plan to transition stewardship of the IANA functions to the Internet Community. The Plan was developed through the engagement, energy, dedication, and diligence of many, diverse people around the world. Many of you participated in important ways to reach the consensus...
Kathy Brown, President & CEO, provided the following statement to the ICANN Board of Trustees on Thursday, March 10, 2016 during the Public Forum session at ICANN 55 in Marrakech. Read more about ISOC's view on our IANA Stewardship Transition page.
The Internet Society believes that the IANA Stewardship Transition package has the broad community backing it deserves. We strongly support it.
Importantly, we believe it does two things:
It ensures the continued stability of key technical functions that are a core part of the smooth operation of the Internet, and
It provides the path forward...
When in March 14, 2014, the NTIA announced its intention to step away from its historical oversight role over the IANA functions, something extraordinary happened. A global dialogue immediately ensued.
The first part of this dialogue is expected to come to an end in the forthcoming ICANN annual meeting in Marrakech next week. After two years of vigorous discussions, the Internet community says it is now ready to move to the next part of the process – implementation. But, before we start thinking about this next, crucial part of this process, let’s pause for a moment and think what the...
The Internet Society is hosting our traditional ISOC@ICANN networking event on March 8.
Continuing on in the trend of Dublin, this will be a social gathering with plenty of networking opportunities and the chance for individual conversations and interaction with ISOC leaders, staff, members and chapters.
This is also International Women’s Day and in the spirit of the occasion, we would like to shine the light on women as a vital talent resource that contributes to the growth and development of the Internet.
Keep Tuesday free for:
A small slice of Morocco
A chance to mix and mingle with...