WHAT: Becky Burr, associate administrator,
National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Office of
International Affairs, will hold a press conference to release a Policy
Statement on the Internet Domain Name System (DNS) that will lay out the
Clinton Administration's policy for the transition of DNS functions to
the private sector.
WHERE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington,
BACKGROUND: This policy statement is the culmination
of a year long effort to develop a plan for the Federal government to phase
out its management of the Internet Domain Name System. The Commerce Department
has sought comment in two separate public notices on this issue. The notices
and the public comments are available on the National Telecommunications
and Information Administration (NTIA) website at http://www.ntia.doc.gov.
The Commerce Department's NTIA serves as the prinicipal adviser to the
President, Vice President, and Secretary of Commerce on domestic and international
communications and information issues.