ICANN and the IANA Transfer: What's next and what is at stake?

Internet Governance Forum - USA
July 16, 2016

Compiled by
Dr. John E. Savage
Brown University
Providence, RI

The Internet Governance Forum - USA held an meeting in Washington, DC on July 16, 2016 that featured an excellent discussion of the IANA Transition entitled "ICANN and the IANA Transfer: What's next and what is at stake?". It consisted of a presentation by NTIA Administrator, Larry Strickling, followed by a panel discussion.

Biographies of Mr. Strickling, the panelists, and the moderator, Shane Tew, can be found here.

John Savage
ICANN was incorporated in the State of California in 1998 as a not-for-profit corporation and assigned responsibility for management of the DNS via a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between ICANN and NTIA of the Department of Commerce. NTIA advises the President of the United States on telecommunications and information policy issues. The MoU was replaced by an interim agreement and subsequently by the

The role of the U.S. government in the DNS is reflected in the AoC

The report Internet Governance and the Domain Name System: Issues for Congress by Lennard G. Kruger and published Congressional Research Service provides a brief explanation of the Domain Name System and the stewardship role of the U.S. Government over it. It also describes the steps taken by NTIA to implement the transition of the IANA functions f