IANA: Transition of the IANA function – what does it mean going forward?

By Nick Wood

A significant change in the governance of the Internet took place in October 2016, when the US government ceded control over a core piece of internet infrastructure to ICANN. But what does this mean in practical terms?

The US government’s move to cede control of oversight of a core piece of internet infrastructure to non-profit private company the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was a historic development. The actions of ICANN and the many stakeholders involved are now under the microscope as they take their first steps into a new world where accountability and transparency will be key to success.

Want to read more?

Register to access two of our subscriber only articles per month

Subscribe for unlimited access to articles, in-depth analysis and research from the World Trademark Review experts

Already registered? Log in

What our customers are saying

World Trademark Review is one of my favourite conference organisers. The topics and themes are always relevant, on point and designed to give me practical information about real-time industry issues. I look forward to all of the World Trademark Review events and highly recommend them to my industry colleagues.

Jennifer Chung
Assistant general counsel
Time Inc


Subscribe to World Trademark Review to receive access to the full range of trademark intelligence, insight, and case law, as well as our guides, rankings and daily market insight delivered to your inbox.

Why subscribe?


Register for more free content

  • Read more World Trademark Review blogs and articles
  • Receive the editor's weekly review by email
Register now  
Issue 73