[AfrICANN-discuss] US Congress Hearing to Examine Internet Governance Transition today

Dawit Bekele bekele at isoc.org
Wed Sep 14 09:20:28 UTC 2016

Hi all,

As you might have already heard, today, there will be a hearing by the US congress to " Examine Internet Governance Transition". This hearing has been scheduled by Sen. Ted Cruz who is leading a group of GOP congresspersons who are questioning the IANA transition process at this very critical time since the contract between the US Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and ICANN is set to expire on September 30 and the structures proposed by the ICG should take over the oversight of IANA functions. Some conservative circles are calling for a delay in the transition or no transition at all which is a very dangerous prospect and we hope the congress with not take  a decision that will harm the IANA transition process that has had bi-partisan support.

For more information on Internet Society's position on this critical issue, please read the following positions from Internet Society VP Policy and CEO :


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