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[DENICpublic-l] PRESS RELEASE: For an open, secure and stable Internet: DENIC takes a stand on the future of Internet Governance
- From: DENIC Presse <presse AT denic.de>
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- Subject: [DENICpublic-l] PRESS RELEASE: For an open, secure and stable Internet: DENIC takes a stand on the future of Internet Governance
- Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:16:55 +0100
For an open, secure and stable Internet: DENIC takes a stand on the future
of Internet Governance
Dear Sir or Madam,
The central registry of the German country code Top Level Domain .de,
DENIC, has prepared in collaboration with the German government and other
German interest groups a position paper with recommendations for action
for the future stewardship of the so-called IANA functions.
The U.S. administration announced in March last year its intention to
relinquish its exclusive control of core Internet functions exercised by
the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), an organizational unit of
the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), if
certain parameters were complied with. ICANN is one of the global
self-regulating organizations of the Internet and is chiefly responsible
for co-ordinating and awarding key Internet resources.
The U.S. administration’s announcement concerns the supervision of the
so-called "IANA functions", which ICANN exercises on the basis of a
contract with the U.S. administration. The IANA functions are basically
technical and clerical in nature, like the management of IP addresses,
protocol parameter management and administration of the root zone.
ICANN was tasked with elaborating a proposal for the future design of
stewardship of the IANA functions. ICANN takes its decisions in so-called
multistakeholder processes involving governments, the private sector, the
technical community, academia and civil society.
The current discussion in two working groups that were established for
this particular purpose is focusing on two different aspects: Firstly, the
stewardship transition of the technical and clerical IANA functions (IANA
Stewardship Transition), and secondly ICANN's accountability in general (
ICANN Accountability), with the aim to ensure that ICANN will continue to
perform its tasks in the interest of the global public.
The contract between the U.S. administration and ICANN for the IANA
functions expires on 30 September 2015. By that date a solution for a
future stewardship model must have been defined. The German Internet
Community makes a contribution towards this solution.
Joint position of the German stakeholders
"The redesign of the stewardship of the IANA functions is an opportunity
to play an active part in shaping the processes governing the future
management of key Internet resources," emphasizes DENIC-CEO Dr. Jörg
The central guideline here is a clear affirmation of the multistakeholder
model with inclusive participation of all the relevant groups
(stakeholders) in their specific roles, for developing, deciding and
implementing processes and regulations for the global Internet.
The top priority with regard to the IANA transition is "to create a
stable, secure and easy solution. By no means must any Internet services
be interrupted due to the transition," says Jörg Schweiger.
The German government – represented by the Federal Ministry for Economic
Affairs and Energy – and DENIC support and underpin that rules on
country-code Top-Level Domains – in particular including .de – continue to
be made solely within the respective country in accordance with relevant
national rules and legislation. The established and well integrated TLD
policies that have proven successful for years should be maintained
unchanged. Rules and regulations by ICANN must be in line with national
law or allow for special provisions in exceptional cases.
With best regards
60329 Frankfurt am Main
E-Mail: presse AT denic.de
Fon: +49 69 27235-274
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DENIC eG (Sitz: Frankfurt am Main)
Vorstand: Helga Krüger, Andreas Musielak, Carsten Schiefner, Dr. Jörg
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: Thomas Keller
Eingetragen unter Nr. 770 im Genossenschaftsregister, Amtsgericht
Frankfurt am Main
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