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i2Coalition Sends Letter Showing Industry Support For IANA Transition

i2Coalition Sends Letter Showing Industry Support For IANA Transition
September 14
08:07 2016

Washington DC – The Internet Infrastructure Coalition has coordinated and delivered a letter to Congressional leadership, signed by eighteen of the world’s leading Internet companies, and nine of the most important organizations showcasing the Internet community’s support for the IANA transition. The letter signatories include i2Coalition’s own members Afilias, Amazon, cPanel, Donuts, Dropsuite, Endurance, Google, Handy Networks, OnApp, SingleHop and Tucows.

On October 1st, 2016 the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) plans to end its stewardship of the Internet’s addressing system and shift authority to the global Internet community via the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This shift of authority is vital to the economic and national security of the United States of America. The i2Coalition has worked with members of Congress and the global Internet community to ensure the IANA transition is not only efficient, but also in the best interest of the freedom of the American people and the global community; stressing the protection of human rights and the United States Freedom of Speech. The i2Coalition, its members and, partners firmly believe that any delay of this transition will be a major setback for the Internet ecosystem. This transition plan will provide accountability, transparency and security.


The letter itself can be found here: https://www.i2coalition.com/bin/uploads/2016/09/IANA-Letter.pdf

About i2Coalition
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) supports those who build the infrastructure of the Internet, and treat it like the noble profession that it is. We believe the continued growth of the Internet is vital for growing an environment of innovation and seek to engage in ways to foster success of the Internet and Internet infrastructure industry. We seek to influence decision makers to weigh decisions on whether they are good or bad for the Internet economy and its foundational industries. In short, we seek to foster growth within the Internet infrastructure industry by driving others to harness the Internet’s full potential. To learn more about i2Coalition, visit i2Coalition.com.

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