ICANN 49 Opening Remarks – Transfer of US Control of IANA Functions23rd March, 2014
Singapore — During the welcoming remarks, ICANN CEO, Fadi Chehade opened the meeting by asking the community to embark on the historic process to help determine what organization will replace the United States Government stewardship of the Internet. Only a week prior to the opening of the ICANN 49, the announcement was made that the United States was ready to give effect to its original stated intent, dating back to 1997, and transfer the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions. While the announcement caused quite a stir, the intended transfer has been a long time coming. Click here to learn more.