23 Mar '14, 1am

Former CEO Of ICANN Beckstrom: US Surrender of Internet Governance Leads to Turbulence & Risks

In an email to subscribers of his newsletter, the former CEO of ICANN Rod Beckstrom says the US surrender of Internet governance role will leadsto new turbulence and risks Here is his statement: “During my tenure as CEO of ICANN, I signed both the 2009 Affirmation of Commitments and the 2012 IANA contract that governs changes to the global Internet’s root zone – the authoritative database of top-level Internet domain names and addresses. These are the definitive agreements that codify the relationship between the U.S. government and ICANN. Last Friday the U.S. government effectively surrendered its historic authority over the Internet with its surprise announcement of its intention to pass this responsibility to the global multistakeholder community. From its inception, ICANN was designed for this transition. That it is finally taking place is a hallmark of the good work o...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/03/22/former-ceo-of-icann-...

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