26 Sep '12, 9pm

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Although, as Secretary General Toure will tell you in his remarks this afternoon, the issues of ICANN and the governance of the domain name system are not today on the WCIT agenda, we in the Obama Administration have been thinking about the idea of “enhanced cooperation” and the need to find ways for the global Internet community to have a more direct say in matters of Internet governance where historically he United States has a played a more central role. In fact, we have made great strides in the last three years to “internationalize” ICANN. In 2009, the United States executed the Affirmation of Commitments with ICANN. This agreement provides a model of enhanced cooperation by establishing mechanisms and timelines for the multistakeholder review of ICANN’s performance of its core tasks. We expanded what had once been a unique role for the U.S. government to include the ...

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