IANA transition

  1. CCWG ploughs on with WS2: ICANN57

    By Aarti Bhavana With 3141 participants in attendance, ICANN57 (held from 3-9 November 2016) was the largest public meeting in its history. It was also the first meeting to be held after the successful completion of the IANA Transition. The transition greenlit the enforcement… Read More

  2. IANA Transition completed

    By Aarti Bhavana The much-discussed IANA transition has finally been completed, now that the U.S. Government’s contract with ICANN for IANA Functions has expired. This brings to an end the governmental oversight of these functions, a plan outlined back in 1998, and transfers it to a global… Read More

  3. IANA Transition: On track for 30th September

    By Aarti Bhavana With just a month left for the 30th September deadline, ICANN has been busy completing all the tasks required by NTIA to ensure a smooth transition. The question of whether or not the IANA transition will happen has been answered via a letter from… Read More

  4. Reflecting on ICANN 56

    By Gangesh Varma** The ‘control-of-the-Internet’ rhetoric never lost its appeal. The domestic politics in United States, particularly the opposition from Republican Senators, is not a new obstacle to the IANA Transition. The Republican Party Platform for 2016 captures the key policy positions of the Republican Party for… Read More

  5. CCWG-Accountability WS2: An update

    By Aarti Bhavana In the weeks leading up to the finalisation of the CCWG-Accountability Work Stream 1 Report, we traced the evolution of each recommendation. While things have been quiet on the drafting front, there has been a lot of activity towards completing and implementing Work Stream… Read More

  6. Heading into Helsinki: Core issues at ICANN56

    By Aarti Bhavana The upcoming 56th ICANN meeting shall be held in Helsinki, Finland from 27-30th June 2016. This is the first ‘Meeting B’ as per the new meeting strategy, which means a shorter, 4-day meeting focusing solely on policy work and outreach, and no public forum… Read More

  7. ICANN and Human Rights

    By Aarti Bhavana The topic of human rights on the Internet has been one of significant interest, right from finding mention in the WSIS Declaration of Principles in 2003, to the UN Human Rights Council’s First Resolution on Internet Free Speech, which declared that the rights… Read More

  8. CCWG-Accountability: A Marrakech Wrap-up

    By Aarti Bhavana With the final two chartering organizations confirming their approval yesterday, the co-chairs of the CCWG-Accountability sent the Final Report to the ICANN Board, which has now been transmitted to the NTIA. Today’s CCWG meeting outlined the work that lies ahead in the… Read More

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