The United States Departmentof Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) remains committed to preserving a stable and secure Internet Domain Name System (DNS). Critical to the DNS is the continued performance of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions. The IANA functions have historically included: (1) The coordination of the assignment of technical Internet protocol parameters; (2) the administration of certain responsibilities associated with Internet DNS root zone management; (3) the allocation of Internet numbering resources; and (4) other services related to the management of the .ARPA and .INT top-level domains. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) performed the IANA functions, on behalf of the United States Government, through a contract with NTIA.
Eighth Quarterly Report on the Transition of the Stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions
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 July 1, 2016 to October 24, 2016.1 NTIA’s contract for the stewardship of the IANA functions with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) expired as of October 1, 2016.
Remarks of Assistant Secretary Strickling at the Internet Governance Forum Opening Session 12/06/2016
Remarks of Lawrence E. Strickling
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information
Internet Governance Forum
December 6, 2016
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