Background to the IANA Stewardship Transition

In March 2014, the NTIA announced its intention to transition stewardship of the IANA functions to the Internet community. This transition has been envisaged since ICANN was established, and the NRO has stated its support for such a process on many occasions.

The Role of IANA

Elise Gerich, ICANN Vice President of IANA and Technical Operations, explains the role of IANA:

ICANN is responsible for spearheading the development of a proposal by the global multistakeholder community for the transition of the current role played by NTIA in the coordination of the Internet’s domain name system (DNS) along with other key stakeholders. Visit the ICANN NTIA IANA functions’ stewardship transition microsite.

Based on community discussions, ICANN established an IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) to facilitate the transition process. It consisted of 30 individuals representing 13 different communities including the ALAC, ASO, ccNSO, GAC, GNSO, gTLD Registries, ICC/BASIS, IAB, IETF, ISOC, NRO, RSSAC, and SSAC.

The Internet Number Community’s contribution to the IANA Stewardship Transition

The Internet Number Community was asked to produce a single proposal to the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) in response to the Request for Proposal RFP published on 3 September 2014. Read more about the Internet Number Community’s approach to the IANA Stewardship Transition proposal.

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This page is an archive page from the IANA Stewardship Transition Archive and may contain outdated information. 

Last modified on 09/09/2020