(The Hosting News) – i2Coalition has a member meeting facilitated by ICANN & NTIA on June 24th at 2:30 PM in the Piranha Room on the site of ICANN53 in Buenos Aires. We will be providing i2Coalition member perspective to Congressional staffers that are attending ICANN53 to observe. In particular we will be meeting with Jeff Farrah, Senate Commerce Committee; David Redl and David Goldman, House E&C; and Nilmini Rubin, House Foreign Affairs. Topics of discussion will include the role of ICANN and the IANA transition.
IANA transition is right on track. Back in March, NTIA said it would begin to transition its oversight of “key Internet functions” to the global multistakeholder community. Now three months later, ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehadé announced that the plan is still on track. While there are still some in the U.S. government who are opposed to the plan, Chehadé has said that he believes these opponents are coming around to the importance of ICANN’s place as a neutral entity to ensure the Internet does not become fragmented.