The Heritage Foundation are conservative, in the American political sense. So it’s not surprising that they’ve been linked to some of the anti-IANA transition stuff coming from Ted Cruz and Co.
Tomorrow they’re holding an event, which is clearly not aimed at bolstering support on Capitol Hill for the IANA transition.
From the event description:
But is the so-called “IANA Transition” a good idea? Should we rush the Transition to get it done before the election, even if it means jeopardizing free expression and enterprise online? Will the proposed accountability and transparency safeguards really be enough? And either way, what might happen in the courts?
While I, and many others, would find the entire “jeopardizing free expression and enterprise” angle to be total bunkum it is aimed at tapping into US conservative fears. At least they are consistent, I’ll give them that.
The event will feature Ted Cruz as keynote speaker and he’ll be joined by:
Jay Kingham Senior Research Fellow in International Regulatory Affairs, The Heritage Foundation
Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP and Chair of Trademark, Domain Names and Brand Enforcement Practice
Founding Principal, Virtualaw LLC
President, Governance+Economics+Technology|Institute on Transformation
If you’re in the DC area you can attend the event in person by RSVPing here.