PublishedSeptember 12, 2016

CCIA, Tech Companies Ask Congress Not To Interfere With Internet Address Transition

Washington — After years of planning, the Department of Commerce is scheduled to transition control of the Internet addressing system to a private sector-led multi-stakeholder body on October 1. Today the Computer & Communications Industry Association and more than a dozen other tech companies and associations sent a letter to Congressional leaders asking them not to play politics with this long-planned step towards an open, inclusive, and accountable governance system with international support.

The global multi-stakeholder community, working through and with the non-profit known as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, has been preparing and executing the IANA stewardship transition for two years, but some in Congress are trying to derail the process in its final moments.

The following can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed Black:

“To ensure the continued stability and openness of the Internet, which bears directly on the economic and national security of the United States, the work of this broad community must not be delayed or halted.”

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