[AFRI-Discuss] Fwd: [CCWG-ACCT] FW: ICANN sees privatization of Internet management soon - Yahoo News

Barrack Otieno otieno.barrack at gmail.com
Sat May 16 09:40:54 UTC 2015

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From: Paul Rosenzweig <paul.rosenzweig at redbranchconsulting.com>
Date: Fri, May 15, 2015 at 5:01 PM
Subject: [CCWG-ACCT] FW: ICANN sees privatization of Internet management
soon - Yahoo News
To: accountability-cross-community at icann.org


I would have loved to have asked the Board about this today!



San Francisco (AFP) - The head of the nonprofit group that oversees the
world's Internet addresses expressed confidence Thursday that it would be
privatized and out of US government control by year's end.

Fadi Chehade's comments came despite criticism in the US Congress, where
some lawmakers have resisted the plan to end Washington's key management
role in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

Chehade said all the necessary components for a new stewardship scheme are
accounted for and there will be "major legitimizing endorsements" from
several countries in coming weeks.

"It is now up to the community to wrap them up, put them in a nice little
box with a bow and ship them to Washington," Chehade said, of the pieces of
a plan to supplant a contract ICANN has with the US Department of

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