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ICANN CEO To End Tenure

Fadi Chehade, the CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), has announced his intention to step down, effective March 2016.  The United States is in the midst of a transition that will, when completed, give up its contractual control of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).  That authority is currently conducted by ICANN under contract to the Department of Commerce.  Current plans are for Commerce to en

Cybersecurity

A Primer on Globally Harmonizing Internet Jurisdiction and Regulations

That is the title of a paper I recently co-authored with former Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff.  We wrote it for the Global Commission on Internet Governance, a commission chaired by former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt.  Here's the introductory paragraph:

We stand on the cusp of a defining moment for the Internet, and existing trends, left unaddressed, might very well

International Governance

On the Issue of “Jurisdiction” over ICANN

By now readers of this blog know, the United States is in the midst of a transition that will, when completed, give up its contractual control of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).  That authority is currently conducted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) under contract to the Department of Commerce.  Current plans are for Commerce to end the contract in September 2015, and let ICANN manage the IANA function on its own.  Some, including

Cybersecurity

Domain Name Control And Free Speech

What does ICANN have to do with Charlie Hebdo?  Quite a bit, it turns out .....

Lawfare has been paying a fair bit of attention to the decision by the United States to give up its contractual control of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).  That authority is currently conducted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) under contract to the Department of Commerce.  Current plans are for Commerce to end the contract in September 2015, and let ICANN manage the IANA function

Cybersecurity

The ICANN Transition of Internet Governance

I didn't get a chance to post this over the weekend, but for those who are following the discussion over whether and how to transition control over the internet naming function to the international community, this editorial from the Washington Post suggests that there might be institutional caution growing.  Here is the opening:

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