Is ICANN's IANA Stewardship Transition Plan DOA Washington DC? (video)

Is the IANA Stewardship Transition Plan DOA [Dead on Arrival] in Washington? On Tuesday, February 23, 2016, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker (NTIA is an agency of the Commerce Department) testified in a budget hearing before the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, and was asked specifically, by Subcommittee Chairman John Culberson, if she understood Congress had prohibited any effort towards an IANA stewardship transition--watch the relevant portion of that testimony below (27:20-32:53)--

Video above starts at 27:20, and ends at 32:53. Hearing: Department of Commerce Budget - The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science holds a hearing to review the FY 2017 budget request for the U.S. Department of Commerce. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker testifies. (Streamed live Feb 23, 2016) (EventID=104476).


Chairman John Culberson: "You recognize we've prohibited any effort to move to such a [IANA stewardship] transition?"

Secretary Pritzker: "I understand the language which has been put in appropriations, and so what we are going to do is receive a plan and then we will talk to you about it."

It is now expected that the ICANN Board of Directors will deliver, in March, 2016, to NTIA, the IANA Stewardship Transition Plan developed in response to the NTIA, March, 2014, announcement.

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