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Updated On: Saturday, 21 July 2018
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Internet Governance ICANN

Content by: South-South News

20 December 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) said that the US decision on net neutrality will not have an impact on his organization.

Asked about the ending of net neutrality under the US President Trump administration, CEO of ICANN Göran Marby told reporters today (19 Dec) in Geneva at a side event of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) that “it is important for us that with the role we have which is a very technical role, that we are non-political. We provide a service to the world. So therefore we don’t have an opinion about that. What happens on top of internet, the sort of content-related or how traffic is done, is not something that is related to us.”

Marby added “we represent the user interface to the internet, we are not the internet. We are the user faces. And that is a very very very important distinction. Your internet is also different from your internet, because you use internet differently, you go to different sites and you maybe live in different countries as well.”

ICANN, a global multi-stakeholder organization was created by the US Government, coordinates the Internet DNS, IP addresses and autonomous system numbers.

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