Steve DelBianco, executive director of NetChoice and who has taken the lead in stress testing the transition process, said that the worst possible outcome would be an unaccountable post-transition ICANN, but that the U.S. governments’ current oversight role is “unsustainable in a post-Snowden world.”
DelBianco said the ICANN community has put thousands of man-hours into creating new accountability mechanisms for the organization, but he called on Congress to help ensure that they are carried through.
“Even with an extension in time we worry that ICANN’s board and management will resist the approval of this plan and impede its implementation,” DelBianco said. “What Congress can do while we still have the leverage is to insist that the NTIA require ICANN to accept and implement the final community proposals as a condition of the IANA transition.”
Posted 05/15/2015 | Media Hits