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Swinehart provides update on Enhancing #ICANN Accountability: #Accountability

On March 14th 2014, the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced its intent to transition its stewardship over key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community. During introductory discussions around the transition, a broader topic of the impact of the transition on ICANN accountability was raised. The result was the launch by ICANN of a parallel, interrelated process to determine whether and how ICANN's accountability mechanisms should be strengthened once its historical contractual relationship with the U.S. Government expires. The public comment period on the draft process began on May 6th and concluded on June 27th. In total, 49 comments were submitted. The majority of them focused on substantive areas of accountability, including suggestions of topics for discussion as well as potential solutions. Addi...

Full article: https://www.icann.org/news/blog/update-enhancing-icann-ac...

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