May 20, 2016


Internet Governance Coalition Statement on ICANN Board’s Vote to Approve IANA Transition Plan

May 15, 2016

Below is a statement from the Internet Governance Coalition (IGC) on the ICANN Board’s vote today in Marrakech, Morocco to approve the plan to transition IANA stewardship from the United States Government to the global Internet community. IGC members include 21st Century Fox, AT&T, Cisco, Comcast, Disney, Facebook, GoDaddy, Google, Juniper, Microsoft, NCTA, Time Warner Cable, Telefonica, Verizon.

“Today’s action by the ICANN Board to approve the plan for transitioning IANA from the United States government, together with the associated and substantially improved accountability processes, is an important milestone for the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance and for the Internet as a whole.  Approval by the ICANN Board is the result of two years of hard work by many people and organizations, demonstrating that even complex and difficult Internet-related issues can be resolved successfully through a multi-stakeholder process. The proposals approved by the ICANN Board in Marrakech will be instrumental to ensuring the continued stability and reliability of the Internet, especially as it continues to help the world’s people economically, socially and culturally. We look forward to the timely finalization of ICANN’s bylaws and the implementation of these recommendations.”

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