NTIA issues statement on JPA mid-term review

NTIAThe United States Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has issued a statement following the mid-term review of its Joint Project Agreement (JPA) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
The essence of the statement, in keeping with ISOC’s own position, – ‘Steady as she goes. More work to be done.’ Continue reading

ISOC New Delhi minutes posted

ISOC logo The Internet Society has posted the minutes from two meetings held during the recent ICANN event in New Delhi. At the first, the theme was ISOC involvement in ICANN. Topics included chapter involvement in constituencies, the midterm JPA review, and a possible At-Large summit in Paris.. At the second, chapters discussed ISOC’s membership structure and their involvement with OneWebDay, the IGF, and the proposed Internet Bill of Rights. Continue reading

ISOC position on the ICANN Joint Project

ISOC logoAs noted earlier, The Joint Project Agreement (JPA) between the United States government and ICANN will have a mid-term review in March. As part of this review, the US government put out a Notice of Inquiry asking for comments on the continued transition to the private sector.

ISOC has issued a draft statement that recommends, contrary to ICANN’s desire to complete the process forthwith, that the agreement be allowed to run its full course. Continue reading