Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Sep 2009 18:03 UTC
Internet & Networking Since the early days of the internet, it has fallen under control of ICANN, which in turn was bound by an agreement with the US Department of Commerce. As the internet grew bigger and more pervasive, intentional calls for severing the ties between ICANN and the US government grew stronger. Today, the US has ceded control over ICANN.
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RE: Don't be too sure.
by Moulinneuf on Wed 30th Sep 2009 20:45 UTC in reply to "Don't be too sure."
Moulinneuf
Member since:
2005-07-06

"At least there was only one entity making decisions."


US congress is more then one entity ...

" It could become a big mess as politics become more important than technology."


You did not read the article or know ICANN history it seem.

ICANN is stil in charge of implementation, it's like GM passing from shareholder to the government, the people making the cars are still the same, they just answer questions by a different group, they usually did what they wanted, regardless of US wants ( .XXX domain as example ) ...

Edited 2009-09-30 20:46 UTC

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RE[2]: Don't be too sure.
by apoclypse on Wed 30th Sep 2009 22:58 in reply to "RE: Don't be too sure."
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

Yeah, but that may not have that same freedom in the future especially if political pressure start to rear it head in the process and the organization turns into a political turf war where each nation (especially the EU, China, and the US) decide to use it to show who has the biggest piece. Its happened before.

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