by Emily Taylor
ICANN: Bridging the Trust Gap is a paper commissioned by CIGI - The Global Commission on Internet Governance and Chatham House about the proposed transfer of IANA oversight away from the US government and the controversial relationship between the US Government and ICANN
This paper addresses the proposed transfer of Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) oversight away from the US government. The background section explores how the technical architecture of critical Internet resources has certain governance implications, introduces the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and its relationship with the US government through the IANA function and the Afﬁrmation of Commitments.
This report is available as a free download from this website.