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[alac] ICANN ready for privatization?

  • To: ALAC <alac@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [alac] ICANN ready for privatization?
  • From: Annette Muehlberg <annette.muehlberg@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 May 2006 20:31:46 +0200

Hi everybody,

this is really important. Have a look at:


We should discuss this in Marrakech and hand a statement in before the 7th of July.


Annette Muehlberg
ALAC Chair

Here, an excerpt:
The Continued Transition of the Technical Coordination and Management of the Internet Domain Name and Addressing System*

*AGENCY*: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

*ACTION*:  Notice of Inquiry, Notice of Public Meeting

*SUMMARY*: The United States Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) seeks comment on the continuation of the transition of the technical coordination and management of the Internet domain name and addressing system (Internet DNS) to the private sector. In June 1998, the Department issued a statement of policy on the privatization of the Internet DNS, which among other things articulated four primary functions for global Internet DNS coordination and management, the need to have these functions performed by the private sector and four principles to guide the transition to private sector management of the Internet DNS. On June 30, 2005, NTIA released the /U.S. Principles on the Internet's Domain Name and Addressing System /further elaborating on these issues. The Department of Commerce seeks comment regarding the progress of this transition and announces a public meeting to be held on July 26, 2006, to discuss issues associated with this transition.

*DATES*: Comments are due on or before July 7, 2006. The public meeting will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on July 26, 2006.

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