Citizen Lab Senior Advisor Robert Guerra was interviewed for a piece in TechNewsWorld on the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)’s proposal that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) explore the possibility of turning over a set of domain management functions — called the “Internet Assigned Numbers Authority,” or IANA – to the Internet’s stakeholder community.

“The Snowden revelations accelerated the conversations in regards to spinning off IANA and the U.S. relinquishing it role,” Guerra said.

“Instead of having other governments lead on that conversation, the U.S. has been able to frame the debate and control the conversation in a very smart way,” he added.

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