NYT Room for Debate: Should the U.S. Give Up Oversight of Internet Addresses?
Marlene Breverman stashed this in Internet Oversight
- It’s the Best Way to Protect Internet Freedom
DANIELLE KEHL, NEW AMERICA'S OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Contrary to what opponents say, completing the transition will actually prevent foreign governments from expanding their role in internet governance.
- Too Many Concerns and Questions Remain
BRETT D. SCHAEFER, HERITAGE FOUNDATION
Administration officials should support an extension of the contract with Icann to resolve legal questions, vet the governance model and implement all accountability and transparency measures.
- Multistakeholder Is the Key Word Here
KAL RAUSTIALA, LAW PROFESSOR
An internet run by a wide range of actors, public and private, is more likely to be run well, and remain open and free, than one run simply by governments.
- A Two-Phase Transition Would be Ideal
BERIN SZÓKA, TECH FREEDOM
This approach may cause international grumbling, but it would allow time to address open questions and see how Icann will work after the transition.