ICGS proposal to transition the stewardship of the internet assigned numbers authority (IANA) functions from the U.S. Commerce department’s national telecommunications and information administration (NTIA) to the global multistakeholder community

Principles and Recommendations

Author: IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group

The document contains a series of proposals aimed to transfer NTIA’s current stewardship role over the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions to the global multistakeholder community. It is composed of three distinct proposals, from the three communities directly affected by the transition: the domain names community, the numbering resources community (mainly the Internet Regional Registries responsible for the regional allocation and management of IP addresses), and the protocol parameters community (represented by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB)).