Privatizing the Internet Assigned Number Authority, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, March 17, 2016   [open pdf - 14MB]

This testimony compilation is from the March 17, 2016 hearing, "Privatizing the Internet Assigned Number Authority," before the U.S House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the introduction in the background memo: "Following the announcement by National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) that it intended to transition the U.S. government's role in the Internet's numbering functions to the multistakeholder Internet community, significant questions arose as to whether and how such a transition could occur. More than one year into the development of a transition plan - and with the existing contract set to expire unless NTIA acts to extend - much good work has been done, but many questions remain. The global Internet community recently met in Marrakech, Morocco for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' (ICANN) fifty-fifth meeting to continue discussion and planning for a transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) stewardship." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Alissa Cooper, Steve DelBianco, David A. Gross, Audrey Plonk, Matthew Shears, and Sally Shipman Wentworth.

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