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02|05|2008 11:44 pm EDT

ICANN’s Performance Under the Joint Project Agreement To Be Addressed

by Chad Kettner in Categories: ICANN / Policy

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will be holding a public meeting to address ICANN’s performance under the current Joint Project Agreement (JPA) on February 28, 2008 at the Department of Commerce building in Washington, DC.

Twelve days ago ICANN stated that they want independence from US Government control, arguing that there is no longer a need for the JPA as the terms have been “fundamentally achieved�, according to Paul Twomey, President of ICANN.

With the meeting later this month, ICANN is hoping to move beyond government control with the belief that they can continue to improve independently.

While the US Government will still have input on matters if ICANN gets their way, they will no longer be able to dictate their agenda on ICANN, the overseer of the internet’s addressing system.

For more information about the meeting and details about how you can attend, please visit the NTIA website. The meeting will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Admittance is on a first-come, first-served registration basis.


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