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IANA Stewardship Transition

GET INVOLVED! Read the latest documents relating to the IANA stewardship transition:
Update on IANA Stewardship Discussions: ICG Meeting and IETF 90

In recent weeks, two significant community discussions regarding the transition of stewardship of the IANA functions have taken place. The following summaries are provided as feedback to the RIPE community and include links to more detailed reports.

ICANN 50: Talking IANA and Accountability

More than 3,000 people gathered in London last week to participate in the largest ever ICANN meeting. Some of the key issues discussed included the evolution of IANA stewardship arrangements and ICANN's accountability to its many stakeholders.

NETmundial Concludes With Multistakeholder Statement

NETmundial, a two-day, multi-stakeholder meeting on Internet governance issues, concluded on Thursday, 24 April, in São Paulo, Brazil.

Update on the IANA Transition

The RIPE NCC has published a section on its website that provides background information on the IANA functions, the role of stewardship of IANA and the RIPE NCC’s relationship to IANA.

IANA Stewardship Transition
The RIPE Community and the Evolution of the IANA Functions

On Friday 14 March, the United States Government announced that it intends to transition stewardship of key Internet functions (including the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, or IANA) to the global multi-stakeholder community. It has asked ICANN to facilitate, in consultation with the global multi-stakeholder community, the development of a proposal for the transition.

On 14 March 2014, the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it intends to "transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multi-stakeholder community.”

Learn more about the background to the IANA stewardship transition…