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United States: Could Trump rewind the transfer of the IANA function?
  • Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP
  • USA, Global
  • March 1 2017

Until its contract with the US National Telecommunications and Information Agency (NTIA) was allowed to lapse on October 1 2016 by the Obama

State Attorneys General Lose Legal Bid to Stop IANA Transition
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA, Global
  • October 7 2016

Last Friday, a federal district court in Texas denied the emergency motion of four state attorneys general to stop the impending transfer of

Bye Bye Internet - a brief look at the historic transition that just happened this weekend
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Global
  • October 5 2016

Midnight 1 October 2016 was a historic moment in the history of the Internet with ICANN, a non-profit organization, finally taking control of the

US Senate Holds Hearing on IANA Stewardship Transition and Its Impact on “Internet Freedom”
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA, Global
  • September 23 2016

On September 14, 2016, the US Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts (the

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for September Open Meeting
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA, Global
  • September 12 2016

On September 8, House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman FReD Upton (R-MI), House Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)

Privatizing the Internet’s Domain Name System
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • September 9 2016

The US National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has announced that its agreement with the Internet Corporation for Assigned

IP Client Advisory: Six Takeaways from ICANN 56 in Helsinki
  • Mayer Brown
  • Global
  • August 18 2016

ICANN 56, the most recent public meeting of the nonprofit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, was held in Helsinki, Finland, in June

US Telecom Agency: Stewardship Transition Plan for Internet Assigned Numbers Authority Meets Criteria
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA
  • June 24 2016

On June 9, 2016, the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration ("NTIA") announced that the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority

Department of Commerce Approves ICANN’s Independence PlanNow What?
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA, Global
  • June 13 2016

Last week, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), a division of the Department of Commerce, approved the “Transition”

US Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Plan for IANA Stewardship Transition
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA, Global
  • June 2 2016

On May 24, 2016, the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation (the “Committee”) held a hearing on “Examining the Multistakeholder