Companies weigh in on IANA transition, Whois access and more.
Last month, the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) asked stakeholders to comment on the government’s internet policy priorities for 2018 and beyond.
The NTIA has now published the responses.
87 companies, organizations and individuals submitted responses.
Most of the comments are not surprising. For example, groups including GoDaddy (pdf), Google (pdf) and even CIRA (pdf) (in Canada) expressed support for the NTIA removing its role in the IANA functions two years ago.
Internet Commerce Association (pdf) weighed in with concerns about the NTIA’s Cooperative Agreement with Verisign and what this could mean for .com pricing.
Lots of copyright and trademark groups lobbied the government to push for access to Whois records in light of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Oh, and Planet.ECO still wants .eco (pdf).
You can view all of the submissions here.