The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hold a hearing on Thursday, March 17, 2016, entitled “Privatizing the Internet Assigned Number Authority.”
"Following the announcement by National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) that it intended to transition the U.S. government’s role in the Internet’s numbering functions to the multistakeholder Internet community, significant questions arose as to whether and how such a transition could occur. More than one year into the development of a transition plan – and with the existing contract set to expire unless NTIA acts to extend – much good work has been done, but many questions remain. The global Internet community recently met in Marrakech, Morocco for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) fifty-fifth meeting to continue discussion and planning for a transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) stewardship..." (Continue reading..)
Witnesses Dr. Alissa Cooper - Chair, IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group Mr. Steve DelBianco - Executive Director, NetChoice The Honorable David A. Gross - Former U.S. Coordinator, International Communications and Informational Policy, Wiley Rein LLP Ms. Audrey Plonk - Director, Global Security and Internet Governance Policy, Intel Corporation Mr. Matthew Shears - Representative and Director, Global Internet Policy and Human Rights Project Ms. Sally Shipman Wentworth - Vice President, Global Policy Development, Internet Society
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