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03.14.2014Public Policy

Verizon supports global multi-stakeholder process for domain names

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Today (Friday, March 14), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced its intent to transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multi-stakeholder community.  The following statement should be attributed to Craig Silliman, Verizon senior vice president for public policy:

“We applaud NTIA for recognizing the global relevance of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions and the current maturity of multi-stakeholder frameworks. A successful transition in the stewardship of these important functions to the global multi-stakeholder community would be a timely and positive step in the evolution of Internet governance. Given the importance of the IANA functions to the stability and correct functioning of the Internet, it will be essential that a plan that preserves the security, stability, and seamless nature of the Internet be developed through a comprehensive multi-stakeholder process prior to the transition.”