NTIA Issues IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Report

Posted: Thursday, 09 June 2016

On 9 June 2016, The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issued its assessment report on the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal.

In order to be accepted, the proposal needed to be shown to have "broad community support and address the following four principles:

  1. Support and enhance the multistakeholder model;
  2. Maintain the security, stability, and resiliency of the Internet DNS;
  3. Meet the needs and expectations of the global customers and partners of the IANA services; and
  4. Maintain the openness of the Internet."

The NTIA further stipulated that "it would not accept a proposal that replaces its role with a government-led or intergovernmental organization solution."

After thorough review the NTIA reports that it finds that "the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal meets the criteria necessary to complete the long-promised privatization of the IANA functions."

ARIN recognizes that the NTIA report and acceptance of the proposal is an important milestone that completes the planning phase for the IANA Stewardship Transition.

The full report is available at:


Additional related postings by NTIA can be found at: 



John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)