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US Ambassador and US Commerce Dept Assistant Secretary Defend Transition of IANA Oversight

In an article entitled “Celebrating and Protecting the Global Internet” in Bloomberg BNA, US Ambassador Sepulveda and US Commerce Dept Assistant Secretary Strickling defend the transition of IANA oversight to the global multistakeholder community. From the article:

“The U.S. government, working through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), has played a critical role in the stewardship of the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS). But now is the time to transition that role, based on the success and maturation of the multistakeholder system, and in response to demands from around the world. And we have to decide: Do we fully embrace the original vision of the Internet’s founders and truly commit ourselves to the multistakeholder system that they helped establish? Or do we tell the world that one single government, our government, must maintain its singular contractual oversight over these vital functions? We are choosing to put our faith in the multistakeholder system, knowing that the Internet’s future direction is best led by the people who helped make it what it is today—innovators, entrepreneurs, activists, and users who together provide its incalculable economic and social value.”

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