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Seventh Quarterly Report on the Transition of the Stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions

August 03, 2016

NTIA provides quarterly reports on all aspects of the proposed transition of the U.S. government’s stewardship role over the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions. NTIA’s previous reports and detailed background can be found here. This report covers activities from April 1, 2016 to June 31, 2016. As required by Public Law 114-113, NTIA will continue to update this report on a quarterly basis.

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