USA Surrenders Internet

by Glenn Chapman  |  published on June 9, 2016

The US administration on Thursday endorsed a plan to cede its oversight of the gatekeeper of Internet addresses to the broader online community.

Commerce Department assistant secretary for communications and information Lawrence Strickling told AFP that the proposal from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) meets the criteria set by the US administration.

The plan aims to maintain Internet governance under a “multi-stakeholder” model which avoids control of the online ecosystem by any single governmental body.

“The Internet’s multi-stakeholder community has risen to the challenge we gave them to develop a transition proposal that would ensure the Internet’s domain name system will continue to operate as seamlessly as it currently does,” Strickling said.

  • horseridingplains

    NO NO NO NO -what part of NO does our feckless Congressional people not understand?????? What is wrong with them–we are a sovereign nation and need to handle our own requirements for the Internet, gun control or anything else—no NWO

  • justinwachin

    There are some benefits of turning domain name assignment over to a group rather than allowing it to be subject to the political whims of one particular nation. ICANN needs to make sure domain name assignment doesn’t come under the control of some third world dictator.

    • OldMarineFE

      There is absolutely zero benefits to having ICANN administer anything, let alone the internet. ICANN will do nothing to make the internet better. It is already an overly-political, heavily corrupt, bunch of world-order advocates. ICANN is THE greatest spam and hacking supporter on the planet…… Prepare for the very worst….

  • Dolores Adams

    Guess we’d better go back to snail mail.

  • SDofAZ

    Big Brother is here without a doubt.

  • HENRI

    THIS IS OUR CONGRESS FOOLS THAT DON’T HAVE A PAIR OR A BACK BONE TO STAND UP TO THE BASTARD B H O WELL I WILL NOT COMPLY EVEN IF I HAVE TO GIVE UP THE INTERNET I WILL DO SO BOYCOTT THE INTERNET AND THEN THEY WILL FIGHT THE GOVERMENT IT IS OUR FIGHT TO WIN JUST REMEMBER IT’S WE THE PEOPLE PAY AND RULE THE GOVERMENT AND NOT THEM SPINLESS ASS HOLES

  • James Maxwell

    Prepare for censorship by wannabe dictators to stop the flow of information
    around the world and a massive underground to appear. Hackers will
    have a field day attacking and destroying the “though police and censors”
    who dislike the free flow of information to others.

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