January 31, 2016

ICANN Calls on APAC to Help End US Stewardship

Asia-Pacific nations must help shape the future of the internet and facilitate the development of multi-stakeholder internet governance, says ICANN, as it readies its proposal for US stewardship transfer.

With the administrative functions for the world's web traffic still under US jurisdiction, ICANN is urging Asia-Pacific nations to take a more active role in "facilitating the development of multi-stakeholder internet governance". It underscored the region's sizeable and increasing online presence, and called on its governments to ensure the global internet infrastructure would continue to support critical functions and businesses.

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