[discuss] FW: USG- IANA relationship (was: Interesting article)

Pranesh Prakash pranesh at cis-india.org
Wed Jan 22 03:46:55 UTC 2014

Milton L Mueller <mueller at syr.edu> [2014-01-17 02:55:32 +0000]:
> Even less practical. ICANN has contracts with a host of multinational businesses implicating billions of dollars; it can't just dissolve itself and reincorporate somewhere else.

That's a very interesting point.  Wouldn't this problem also have been created had the NTIA decided that they were going to award the IANA contract to a body other than ICANN?  How would it have been resolved then?

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