USCIB Notes Importance of NTIA Announcement on Internet

U.S. agency intends to transition certain Internet domain name functions while preserving system’s security, stability and resiliency


4693_image001New York, N.Y., March 20, 2014 – The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) acknowledged the importance of the March 14 announcement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) that it intends to transition key Internet domain name functions.

“We welcome the opportunity to actively participate in the multi-stakeholder dialogue that ICANN and the Internet community will convene to develop productive responses that meet NTIA’s criteria,“ said USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson.

“We especially applaud NTIA’s resolve to ‘maintain the security, stability, and resiliency of the Internet Domain Name System’ and not to ‘accept a proposal that replaces the NTIA role with a government-led or an inter-governmental organization solution.’”

Robinson said USCIB has been a stalwart supporter of the multi-stakeholder model for Internet governance. “We believe the consultative input of business, government, the technical community and civil society is imperative to ensure that the Internet remains an open, safe and secure platform for innovation, creativity, job creation and economic growth throughout the world,” he said.

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