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Lawrence Strickling the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator is urging all parties with an interest in the IANA transition to review the proposals to transition IANA functions away from US Control and provide feedback to the working groups.

This is the best way to make your voice heard and make a difference. It is particularly important that stakeholders everywhere evaluate whether these plans meet the criteria that we have said must be part of the transition.

IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal (.pdf)

In recent days both the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) and the Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) on Enhancing ICANN Accountability have posted their proposals for review and final public comment. Comments are due September 8, 2015, for the ICG’s proposal and September 12, 2015, for the CCWG’s proposal.

ICG – IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal: Call for Public Comment

CCWG – Enhancing ICANN Accountability

eMarketer latest report on ecommerce sales in China has just been released and it shows the phenomenal growth of mobile usage and associated mobile ecommerce in China. The estimates put mobile ecommerce in the Chinese market at nearly 450% of the US market. http://www.emarketer.com/Article/Mobile-Accounts-Almost-Half-of-Chinas-Retail-Ecommerce-Sales/1012793

Retail sales on tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices will reach $333.99 billion this year in China, according to eMarketer’s latest estimates of retail sales around the world, up 85.1% from 2014. That figure represents 49.7% of all retail ecommerce sales in the country this year.