[AfrICANN-discuss] Fwd: ICANN News Alert -- ICG Seeking Public Input on Key Internet Governance Proposal

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at gmail.com
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Subject: ICANN News Alert -- ICG Seeking Public Input on Key Internet
Governance Proposal
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[image: ICANN] <https://www.icann.org/> News Alert

ICG Seeking Public Input on Key Internet Governance Proposal

31 July 2015

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) today released for
public comment the proposal [IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal
[PDF, 2.2 MB]] for the transition of the stewardship of the Internet
Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions from the U. S. Department of
Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration
(NTIA) to the global multistakeholder community. This presents a seminal
opportunity for the public to evaluate the proposal as a whole and how it
meets the criteria established by NTIA. The ICG is encouraging the public
to review the proposal and share their reactions and comments during the
public comment period here

Following the opening of the 40-day public comment period, the ICG will
host two briefing webinars
open to the public on Thursday 6 August, 19:00-20:30 UTC and Friday 7
August, 11:00-12:30 UTC.

The transition of IANA's stewardship represents an important Internet
governance milestone. The proposal for how to carry out the transition is
the result of a tremendous undertaking by the global multistakeholder
community, including the operational communities with direct operation or
service relationships with the IANA functions as well as global business,
civil society, governments, and Internet users. These geographically
diverse groups came together to work on this process shortly after NTIA
announced its intent to transition its stewardship role in March 2014
1 <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-31-en#foot1>. The
proposal was developed through a transparent community-led process, open to
and inclusive of all interested stakeholders.

The proposal combines components related to the three categories of IANA
functions – domain names, Internet numbering resources, and protocol
parameters – each of which have already been thoroughly and publicly vetted.

"The dedication that the Internet community has exhibited to the IANA
stewardship transition is nothing short of remarkable," said Alissa Cooper,
Chair of the ICG and member of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
community. "The public comment period presents an opportunity for the
public to assess the transition proposal in its entirety and for the ICG to
build a public record demonstrating how the proposal meets the expectations
set out by the U.S. Government."

"It has been a big undertaking to develop a proposal that meets the
criteria set forth by the NTIA," said Patrik Fältström, Vice Chair of the
ICG and Chair of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC). "I
am confident that after receiving and analyzing the public comments, we
will be poised to put this proposal forward to the U.S. Government for
review and approval."

"The ICG is looking forward to receiving broad input concerning key
questions about the proposal," said Mohamed El Bashir ( محمد البشير ), Vice
Chair of the ICG and member of the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC), "The
public's input is absolutely crucial to this process."

In parallel to the ICG, a Cross Community Working Group
(CCWG-Accountability) was formed to facilitate the process of developing
enhancements to ICANN's accountability in light of the transition away from
the U.S. Government. The CCWG-Accountability proposal will be available for
public comment on Monday, 3 August. The public should direct comments about
the Enhancing ICANN Accountability proposal to the CCWG-Accountability and
comments about the IANA Stewardship Transition proposal to the ICG.
Webinar Details & How to Attend

The webinars will be run in an Adobe Connect Room
<https://icann.adobeconnect.com/icg> on Thursday 6 August, 19:00-20:30 UTC
and Friday 7 August, 11:00-12:30 UTC. If you are interested in attending a
webinar and would like to receive dial-in details, please send an email to
the ICG Secretariat < admin at icgsec.asia > and indicate which webinar you
would like to attend. Please note that the webinars will be conducted in
English and will be live interpreted in the 5 UN languages plus Portuguese.
They will also be recorded and transcribed. Subsequently the transcripts
will be translated in the 5 UN languages and Portuguese and posted.

*# # #*

For further information about the ICG and the IANA Stewardship Transition,
please see https://www.ianacg.org or https://www.icann.org/stewardship.

1 <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-31-en#note1>

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