Phil Corwin from the Internet Commerce Association (ICA), of which we are a Gold Member of, is speaking at a Heritage Foundation event on ICANN taking place from 3-4:30 pm tomorrow along with Senator Ted Cruz.
The event is entitled:
What Are the Concerns about Ending the U.S. Contractual Relationship with ICANN?
The event will be webcast live.
Here is how the program is described:
The Commerce Department plans to give up its historic role as guarantor of the technical backbone of the Internet. Unless Commerce changes course by mid-August, the “IANA” contract, by which it has supervised the Internet’s domain name system, will lapse at the end of September.
But is the so-called “IANA Transition” a good idea? Should we rush the Transition to get it done before the election, even if it means jeopardizing free expression and enterprise online? Will the proposed accountability and transparency safeguards really be enough? And either way, what might happen in the courts?
More About the Speakers
Keynote Remarks by
The Honorable Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Member, United States Senate
Followed by a Panel Discussion with
Jay Kingham Senior Research Fellow in International Regulatory Affairs, The Heritage Foundation
Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP and Chair of Trademark, Domain Names and Brand Enforcement Practice
Founding Principal, Virtualaw LLC
President, Governance+Economics+Technology|Institute on Transformation