Neustar Applauds NTIA's Decision on IANA Services

  Neustar Applauds NTIA's Decision on IANA Services

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STERLING, Va. -- March 15, 2014

Today, Neustar Inc. (NYSE:NSR)applauded the United State’s decision to
transition management responsibility for key Internet domain name functions –
currently provided by ICANN under contract to the Department of Commerce - to
the global multi-stakeholder community. As the registry operator for .us, the
US country code top-level domain, and the .biz top-level domain, and as the
registry services provider for many new generic top-level domains (gTLDs),
Neustar relies on the stable and reliable delivery of the Internet Assigned
Numbers Authority (IANA) functions that are the subject of this announcement.

“As an early participant in and supporter of the ICANN process, Neustar
welcomes this decision,” said Lisa Hook, Neustar’s CEO.

In making this announcement, NTIA called upon ICANN to work collaboratively
with affected stakeholders to develop a transition plan that supports and
enhances the multi-stakeholder model, preserves the security, stability, and
resiliency of the Internet domain name system, and serves global consumers of
IANA services. Said Hook, “We share the US government’s view that the time has
come for ICANN to convene global stakeholders to develop the policies,
procedures, and accountability framework needed to transition ultimate
responsibility for the IANA functions, and we look forward to participating in
that process.”

“NTIA’s announcement marks the beginning of the final phase of a process
envisioned in 1998, when the US government issued the White Paper on DNS
management,” said Neustar’s Deputy General Counsel, Becky Burr, who served as
the director of NTIA’s Office of International Affairs at the time. “To
paraphrase Jon Postel: 'there’s still a lot of work to do in these interesting
times we live in.' Neustar looks forward to working with all stakeholders
through ICANN to take this important step in Internet governance.”

About Neustar

Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR) is a trusted, neutral provider of real-time
information and analytics to the communications services, financial services,
retail, and media and advertising sectors. Neustar applies its advanced,
secure technologies to help its clients promote and protect their businesses.
More information is available atwww.neustar.biz.

Contact:

Neustar
Media:
Nicole Nolte, 571-434-5323
Nicole.Nolte@neustar.biz
 
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