U.S. Chamber Statement on NTIA Support of ICANN Transition Plan

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 9:00am

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation Senior Director and Policy Counsel Adam Schlosser issued the following statement today on the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s announcement that it supports the transition plan for domain system oversight:

“The U.S. Chamber appreciates the thorough analysis put forth by NTIA. We continue to support the long-planned transition of IANA functions and the much-needed improvements to overall ICANN accountability. The report by NTIA indicates the proposal is on the correct path to fulfill the goals of the multistakeholder community both from a technical and accountability standpoint. We will closely monitor the ongoing implementation of the changes to ensure the process remains on this path.”

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