Today, June 9th 2016, the Internet Association, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), and the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) issued the following statement on the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) report on the ICANN transition proposals:
“The internet economy applauds NTIA for its deliberative and thorough work reviewing the ICANN transition proposals to ensure its principles for a successful transition are met. Our organizations agree that the proposals to transition ICANN from U.S. government stewardship to a bottom-up, multistakeholder model satisfy NTIA principles and provide the internet with the best path forward for self governance. It is important that Congress not artificially slow down the transition beyond the September 30 expiration of the current IANA contract. We will remain engaged and vigilant as the transition proceeds to ensure the continued success of the multistakeholder model.”
The Washington Post has published a story on the aforementioned letter and the IANA Transition.
Every time you type “Google.com” into your browser, what you get is a search engine used by billions. What you don’t see? A complicated string of actions kicking into high gear behind the scenes, turning your URL into language that any computer or server in the world can understand and, ultimately, spit out as a Web page.