US to relinquish control of Internet

Owen DeLong owen at
Sat Mar 15 04:53:11 UTC 2014

On Mar 14, 2014, at 8:13 PM, John R. Levine <johnl at> wrote:

>>> I look forward to the ITU equitably allocating domain names and IP
>>> addresses.
>> "NTIA will not accept a proposal that replaces the NTIA role with a government or an inter-governmental organization solution."
> Let's hope you're right, but I note that the ITU isn't an inter-governmental organization, it's (depending on which part of their web site you believe) a specialized agency of the United Nations, or an organization based on public-private partnership since its inception, with a membership of 193 countries and over 700 private-sector entities and academic institutions.  Sounds totally multistakeholder to me.

The United Nations _IS_ an inter-governmental organization and the ITU would be considered part of the UN in this context, I believe.


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