Kristian Stout Discusses the IANA Transition at IGF-USA

Kristian Stout joined a panel at IGF-USA to discuss the impending IANA transition:

We are now on the last step in transitioning oversight for Internet address and domain name functions from the US Government to global stakeholders, a transition that was anticipated 18 years ago when the US established ICANN. It’s said that “if you love something you have to let it go”, but some in Washington aren’t ready to let go of the unique role for US government in the domain name system.

This panel will summarize the transition plan and new accountability mechanisms for ICANN. Panelists with diverse views will debate whether that plan has adequately addressed concerns and questions from Congress and others. And each will offer views on what Congress and the Administration should do next.

Video of the panel can be viewed here.