The House recently passed the Dotcom Act H.R. 805.  The language of the Act requires, amongst other things, that ICANN “… does not replace the role of the NTIA with a government-led or intergovernmental organization solution…”  This language could be particularly problematic to a future oversight transfer to ICANN because it essentially turns on the definition of an “intergovernmental agency”, a term that is open to a number of different interpretations.

For example, the Wikipedia page for the term states that:

“[a]n intergovernmental organization (or international governmental organization; IGO) is an organization composed primarily of sovereign states (referred to as member states), or of other intergovernmental organizations. Intergovernmental organizations are often called international organizations, although that term may also include international nongovernmental organization such as international nonprofit organizations or multinational corporations.”

The Union of International Associations defines:

“An IGO is an organization composed primarily of sovereign states, or of other intergovernmental organizations. IGOs are established by treaty or other agreement that acts as a charter creating the group. Examples include the United Nations, the World Bank, or the European Union.”

The term intergovernmental organization, is broad and diverse to say the least.  Did the House and the bill’s sponsorspurposefully use the term “intergovernmental” to set up a future road-block to a transfer of Internet oversight to ICANN? Or is this simply a term that can be defined properly via usage and custom? The reality of the situation is that no matter which way it goes, someone will still be upset, either by the definition or the lack of one.Low cost Doxycycline malaria capsules with online prescription from GMC … Prescription issued online – small prescription fee per order doxycycline. To buy Doxycycline online you will need to complete an online consultation. For those who wants to buy Doxycycline for usage reading this guide is necessary … Absolutely legal and cheap Doxycycline can be found at online drug stores buy doxycycline online cheap. Online Pharmacy Fedex Buy Doxycycline Online Cheap. Bestsellers. Stop Smoking, Shipping Policy, Erectile Dysfunction, General Health….