POLITICO – Cruz slams Obama for ‘internet giveaway’

POLITICO – Cruz slams Obama for ‘internet giveaway’

Among those represented at the session were trade organizations like the Internet Association, NetChoice and CCIA, companies like Verizon and 21st Century Fox, and groups like the Internet Society, the sources said.

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Morning Consult – Groups Say Transitioning Internet-Naming Agency Would Break Law

Morning Consult –  Groups Say Transitioning Internet-Naming Agency Would Break Law

Steve DelBianco, executive director at NetChoice who was directly involved in the negotiations that crafted the transition plan, is skeptical that appropriations riders could stop the transition.

“My sense is that NTIA would not need to spend any funds in simply allowing the IANA contract to expire, in which case an appropriations rider would not block the transition,” DelBianco said in an email to Morning Consult.

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iPolicy – Cruz: Internet Transition an ‘Extraordinary Threat to Our Freedom’

iPolicy – Cruz: Internet Transition an ‘Extraordinary Threat to Our Freedom’

Steve DelBianco, executive director of NetChoice, was involved in the IANA transition negotiations. He says that the worries of foreign government censorship are unrelated to the transition proposal.

“I’ve responded to concerns raised by Senator Cruz and others, by showing how the community proposal restricts government power relative to the private sector, and by showing that human rights won’t be enforceable by [the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers],” DelBianco said in an email to Morning Consult. “I share the senators’ concerns about foreign government censorship, but that is already happening and has nothing to do with ICANN or IANA oversight.”

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Morning Consult – Cruz: Internet Transition an ‘Extraordinary Threat to Our Freedom’

Morning Consult – Cruz: Internet Transition an ‘Extraordinary Threat to Our Freedom’

Steve DelBianco, executive director of NetChoice, was involved in the IANA transition negotiations. He says that the worries of foreign government censorship are unrelated to the transition proposal.

“I’ve responded to concerns raised by Senator Cruz and others, by showing how the community proposal restricts government power relative to the private sector, and by showing that human rights won’t be enforceable by [the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers],” DelBianco said in an email to Morning Consult. “I share the senators’ concerns about foreign government censorship, but that is already happening and has nothing to do with ICANN or IANA oversight.”

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Steve DelBianco talks with Small Business Advocate on the Future of the Internet

Segment 1: What will the Internet look like in five years

 

Segment 2: Do we have anything to fear from impending ICANN changes?

 

Segment 3: Is an Internet sales tax inevitable?

Washington Examiner – Lawmaker: Save .mil websites from foreign hackers

Washington Examiner – Lawmaker: Save .mil websites from foreign hackers

It’s one of multiple GOP proposals that could delay the transition, which proponents of the new style of Internet governance fear could inspire China and Russia to attempt to take control of the Internet in their countries.

The notion of a delay simply sends the signal that the U.S. believes that the role we hold is so valuable that we’re not giving it up, and we’ve reiterated to China, Russia and the United Nations that they want to step into those shoes,” Netchoice Executive Director Steve DelBianco told a Senate panel in May. “And that’s the biggest danger of the delay.”

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Whir – IANA Transition Proposal Gets NTIA Stamp of Approval

Whir – IANA Transition Proposal Gets NTIA Stamp of Approval

Ecommerce lobby group NetChoice also expressed support for the decision.

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IT World – US agency lines up broad support for ICANN transition

IT World – US agency lines up broad support for ICANN transition

Early ICANN transition critic Steve DelBianco, executive director of e-commerce trade group NetChoice, also voiced support for the community transition plan.

With Thursday’s report, the NTIA “clears the way for expiration of the IANA contract, leaving ICANN under the control of the international private sector stakeholders it was designed to serve,” DelBianco said in a statement. “Some members of Congress have lingering doubts about this transition, but the protections are in place — to include ICANN’s headquarters remaining in the U.S. — to ensure that free expression and free enterprise will prevail in the domain name system at the core of the Internet.”

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CIO – US agency lines up broad support for ICANN transition

CIO – US agency lines up broad support for ICANN transition

Early ICANN transition critic Steve DelBianco, executive director of e-commerce trade group NetChoice, also voiced support for the community transition plan.

With Thursday’s report, the NTIA “clears the way for expiration of the IANA contract, leaving ICANN under the control of the international private sector stakeholders it was designed to serve,” DelBianco said in a statement. “Some members of Congress have lingering doubts about this transition, but the protections are in place — to include ICANN’s headquarters remaining in the U.S. — to ensure that free expression and free enterprise will prevail in the domain name system at the core of the Internet.”

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Broadcasting News – NTIA OK With Domain Name Hand-Off

Broadcasting News – NTIA OK With Domain Name Hand-Off

“With this report, NTIA clears the way for expiration of the IANA contract, leaving ICANN under the control of the international private sector stakeholders it was designed to serve,” said Steve DelBianco, executive director of NetChoice, a member of the ICANN working group that came up with the accountability proposal in the transition plan.

“Some members of Congress have lingering doubts about this transition, but the protections are in place – to include ICANN’s headquarters remaining in the U.S. – to ensure that free expression and free enterprise will prevail in the domain name system at the core of the Internet.”

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