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#YesToIANA: ISOC applause for US Senate

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The Internet Society has urged the United States Senate to say yes to the continuous implementation of the multistakeholders agreement on the transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) reports ITRealms.

ISOC in giving this applause noted that the US Senators on both sides of the aisle have shown great encouraging interest on evaluating the transition of the oversight of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions to the global Internet community on the facts rather than inaccurate political rhetorics.

The President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ISOC, Kathryn Brown singed out the Major Leader, McConnel and his team for all the support on this journey so far.

“We thank Majority Leader McConnell and his staff for recognizing the implications of blocking the multistakeholder consensus of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) community on the transition,” she said.

According to her, it is important for Congress to ensure that any final Continuing Resolution does not delay or block the transition.

“A delay could actually increase – not decrease – the possibility of international government control of the Internet and will signal to the global community that we do not believe in the multistakeholder model of governance,” ISOC chairperson said.

Brown also noted that this transition has been built upon a bipartisan consensus for almost twenty years through multiple administrations.

“The time has finally arrived to remove the last direct United States governmental role in ICANN's operation,” she said.

ISOC, she said, believes that the transition will further strengthen the Internet as a stable, resilient and secure tool for empowering billions of people across the globe for decades to come.

“We urge the Congress to say #yestoIANA,” she said.


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