The U.S. government’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has asked for public comments about its supervision of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
This is an opportunity to tell the U.S. your opinion of its controversial assertion of control over the Internet’s core technical coordination functions. For more information about how the U.S. controls ICANN and how it has used that control, click here.
IGP is urging Internet users everywhere to respond to the NTIA request for comments with the following statement:
The Internet’s value is created by the participation and cooperation of people all over the world. The Internet is global, not national. Therefore no single Government should have a pre-eminent role in Internet governance.
As the US reviews its contract with ICANN, it should work cooperatively with all stakeholders to complete the transition to a Domain Name System independent of US governmental control.
Join this global campaign. Go to this site of Internet Governance to complete the form and send it.