NRO Support for the IANA Transition

NRO Support for the IANA Transition

In March 2014, the United States National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced its intent to transition stewardship of the IANA functions to the Internet community. This transition has been envisioned from the inception of ICANN, and the NRO has expressed its support for this transition on multiple opportunities. (See documents below.)

Timeline for RIRs Engagement in IANA Stewardship Transition Process


NTIA Announcement

Internet Technical Leaders Welcome IANA Globalization Progress

Statement from the I* Leaders Coordination Meeting

Montevideo Statement on the Future of Internet Cooperation

NRO letter to ICANN: the future of the IANA contract

Part of the IANA functions consists of assigning Internet numbering resources (IPv4, IPv6 and ASNs) to Regional Internet Registries, including LACNIC. NTIA currently contracts with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to carry out the IANA functions.

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