Steve Del Bianco, the executive director of Netchoice, a trade association of eCommerce businesses, warned against the U.S. breaking its 18-year-long commitment. He noted that major corporations including Google, Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and others support this transition.
Several internet companies sent a letter to congressional leaders this week to express their support for the U.S. ending its stewardship.
“What is the real reason to defer the transition? That’s the question we didn’t really learn today,” he said following the hearing. “There seems to be some hope of retaining a level of control we never had.”