Statement on ICANN Plan to Transition IANA Functions

Washington, DC – Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the Internet Corporation for Assigned names and Numbers’ (ICANN) plan to transition stewardship of the Internet Assignment Numbers Authority (IANA) from the U.S. Government to the Internet community:


“The Internet Association congratulates the ICANN community on this outcome and the hard work that went into the proposal. The Internet industry is evaluating the proposal and looks forward to supporting a transition plan that preserves a multistakeholder governance model that implements strong accountability measures and controls. Such a model must treat all stakeholders equitably. Internet companies look forward to working with Congress and the NTIA as they review ICANN’s plan and look to set ICANN on a path that will allow the Internet to continue to thrive.”