Happy New Year, Happy New IANA
Thu 1 Jan 2015, 19:00

As the new year dawns a new IANA is emerging, but the outlines are still blurry. IGP has reviewed all the public comments submitted in response to the CWG’s draft proposal. The results can be seen directly here. Two-thirds (67%) of the comments directly addressing the issue supported the core ideas behind the draft: that the IANA functions operator should be separable from ICANN, and that there should be an external oversight entity with the authority to award the IANA functions contract on a periodic basis, just as the NTIA did before.

US transfer of Internet oversight to be delayed
Tue 18 Aug 2015, 10:31

The transfer of the technical functions of the Internet was first scheduled for September 2015, however the process will be delayed. In a blog post, a Commerce Department official said that the plan to move to international management needed more work. As a result, he said, the department would renew its contract with ICANN for at least a year — with an option to renew for an additional three years.