Are Vint Cerf and Google Trying to Derail the IANA Transition?

Today I received an email from Vint Cerf and Google with video below:

Vint Cerf has made a false and misleading statement in the above video @ 1:39 – 1:49 where he says "NTIA has presented a plan to end this contractual oversight and hand that responsibility over to ICANN" -- that is a LIE. NTIA has NO such plan to turn ANYTHING over to ICANN (and Vint and Google know this). -- NTIA announced "its intent to transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community" http://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2014/ntia-announces-intent-transition-key-internet-domain-name-functions -- what role, if any, ICANN ends up playing regarding these "functions" is something yet to be determined -- that is why there is now an  IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) at work to support the "global multistakeholder community" in developing a "plan" to present to the NTIA, hopefully by September, 2015. https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/draft-icg-statement-18jul14-en.pdf  

Vint Cerf and Google -- PLEASE stop your campaign of misinformation and allow the global multistakeholder community to work through this issue as the NTIA intended.

#ICANN #IANA #Google #vintcerf #IANAsteward

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