March 14, 2014 | Statements

Statement on NTIA’s Announcement to End Formal Relationship With ICANN

 

Washington, DC — Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of The Internet Association, released the following statement in response to the NTIA’s announcement tonight that it will end its formal relationship with ICANN in 2015:

“The Internet’s decentralized model is key to growth, innovation, freedom, and openness. The continued success of the Internet relies on a borderless platform for communication and information exchange.”

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