[AFRINIC-announce] USG/NTIA & IANA function's Contract

Adiel Akplogan adiel at afrinic.net
Sun Mar 16 18:38:35 SAST 2014

Dear colleagues,

I would like to inform you that the USG/NTIA has issued a statement yesterday on their intent to transition the role played by NTIA in the contract that allows ICANN to perform the IANA function:

ICANN has responded to the announcement with the launch of a Global Multistakeholder Accountability process http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-14mar14-en.htm

At AFRINIC we see this announcement by the USG/NTIA as an important step in the globalization of ICANN and the IANA function. We have joined other organisations in charge of Internet Technical Coordination in a statement that expressed our support to this important move. The join statement is available at: http://www.nro.net/news/internet-technical-leaders-welcome-iana-globalization-progress. 

Now the responsibility lies on us from the African community to promptly engage in the process that has just been launched so to make sure that the accountability framework to be defined as a replacement of USG/NTIA role related to the IANA function takes our views and expectations into consideration.


- a.
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