Wednesday, January 09, 2008

ICANN - possible independence

ICANN Releases Its Submission to the Midterm Review of the Joint Project Agreement
see also ICANN and US Government, Department of Commerce's Midterm Review

ICANN Board believes that JPA Responsibilities are being met

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers today made its formal submission to the Midterm Review of the Joint Project Agreement (JPA) between ICANN and the United States Department of Commerce.

The submission's main point is that the conclusion of the JPA would be a further step in the transition envisioned since ICANN was established -- one of moving the Domain Name System to private-sector co-ordination.

"Ending the JPA will provide long-term stability and security for a model that works," stated Chairman Peter Dengate Thrush in the ICANN Board submission. "It will provide confidence to all participants that the investment of time, thought and energy for over nine years has secured an Internet coordination body that will always be owned by all stakeholders, not managed or overseen by any one entity."

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