The CEO and President of the Internet Society (ISOC) Kathy Brown is urging support in the final stages of the IANA Stewardship Transition saying that “…as activities to prepare for the expiration of the contract on Sept. 30 are ramping up, so too is the rhetoric from those who oppose it.”
She states in her article:
“Some may try to make us believe that by transitioning the oversight of the IANA functions to the global multistakeholder community, we risk having authoritarian regimes take control of the Internet via an intergovernmental body such as the United Nations. This is just wrong and is a mischaracterization of what the transition really means.”
Brown has been an avid supporter of the transition and ISOC has been actively involved in the development of the proposal that identifies what that oversight will look like, and who will be involved.
Read the full article published in The Hill here.