[DNS] News: IANA ENDORSES NEW INTERNET MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS FROM U.S. GOVERNMENT

[DNS] News: IANA ENDORSES NEW INTERNET MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS FROM U.S. GOVERNMENT

From: Leni Mayo <leni§moniker.net>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 10:03:01 +1000
News Release

Contact:
Maggie Thill, BSMG Worldwide

IANA ENDORSES NEW INTERNET MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
FROM U.S. GOVERNMENT

New Organization to Represent Commercial
and International Interests, Encourage Competition


Marina del Rey, Calif. (June 24, 1998) - The Internet Assigned Numbers

Authority (IANA) announced its support today for the "Management of
Internet Names and Addresses" recommendations from the U.S. Department

of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information
Administration
(NTIA).  In a June 5 white paper, the NTIA recommended creation of a
new, international non-profit to replace the role the U.S. government
and IANA have played to date in the development of the Internet.

The new organization will privatize the domain name system (DNS) and
reach agreement among international interests in order to encourage
competition and global participation.  IANA is striving toward the
consensus envisioned by the NTIA paper by working with representatives

from a wide array of organizations.

"IANA welcomes input from the many expected meetings, discussion
groups,
electronic mailing lists, informal conversations and other forms of
communications.  It is important for all stakeholders in the current
international and commercial Internet to work together toward
effective
self-governance," said Dr. Jon Postel, head of IANA since its
formation
in the early days of the Internet.

Dr. Postel said that he is delighted with the NTIA recommendation that

responsibility for the domain, address, and protocol assignment
service
- which have been provided for many years by IANA - transfer to a new
not-for-profit organization with broad representation.

"The Internet was developed by a small group of university-based
individuals who have dedicated an enormous amount of time and energy
to
create a robust system that remains stable while allowing tremendous
growth," said Postel.  "In the last few years, we have seen dramatic
change fueled by international participation and commercial interests.

Clearly, all those interests must now be fully represented to take the

Internet to the next stage."

Under Dr. Postel, IANA will offer the historical and technical
expertise
to maintain the stability of the global Internet during the
transition.
He said he is committed to participating in the new not-for-profit
organization and to working with its chief executive officer, who will

be chosen by the new board.  Dr. Postel is not a candidate for that
position.

A discussion framework and additional information are available on the

IANA web site at www.iana.org.  Public comments may be sent via email
to
comments&#167;iana.org.  The white paper can be found on the NTIA web site
at

www.ntia.doc.gov.

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