Skip to comments.Internet administration to shift from U.S. to global stage
Posted on 03/14/2014 6:48:25 PM PDT by La Lydia
The U.S. Commerce Department is relinquishing its hold over the group that manages the Internets architecture amid pressure to globalize its functions in the wake of reports about NSA surveillance. The National Telecommunications & Information Administration, a Commerce Department agency, said Friday it is transitioning the function to the global Internet community. The decision marks a dramatic change. Since the Internets inception, the United States has played a leading role in the management of critical back-end Web work, including management of .com and other domain names. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has performed those functions under U.S. Commerce contract since 2000.
The United States will give up its oversight role when the current contract with ICANN expires in fall 2015, NTIA Administrator Larry Strickling said...Some U.S. officials and businesses have expressed fears about the United Nations, or governments like Russia and China, taking over control of the Web...
Some U.S. officials have warned about the dangers of ceding ICANNs authority to the International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations agency...countries like Russia and China could use it to allow online censorship .
Daniel Castro, a senior analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, disputed the connection between NSA revelations and Internet governance in an op-ed Friday, and he warned that ICANN would not be held accountable without U.S. control.
If the Obama Administration gives away its oversight of the Internet, he said, it will be gone forever.
Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller applauded the governments decision to relinquish oversight of the Internets critical functions, calling it the next phase in a transition to an independent entity that reflects the broad diversity of the global Internet community....
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
An item for the first week of rollbacks in 2016.
Will be pulled in 3 .. 2 .. 1
Carter was an idiot for giving up the Panama canal, so he just got b bested by Obama. The US giving up control of the internet is beyond boneheaded......I have no words to use to describe this BS
The only reason the US and obviously the NSA would “relinquish control” (and if you believe that.. well) is to insulate themselves from legal culpability.
HIs comment might seem normal for a stupid leftist internationalist Senator but it is more interesting in the light of what his fellow WV senator said last month: "I write today to express my concerns about Bitcoin. This virtual currency is currently unregulated and has allowed users to participate in illicit activity, while also being highly unstable and disruptive to our economy. For the reasons outlined below, I urge regulators to take appropriate action to limit the abilities of this highly unstable currency..."
Put those two together and what you have is the banning of an "unregulated" part of the internet by the freedom-promoting China while turning over regulation of the internet to the same. Obviously the US would never ban a UDP protocol and shared database, the internet always works around such damage. But China can stop lots of traffic with much more brute force techniques than we would ever contemplate. I'm not sure how successful they are but they are trying pretty hard.
Think of it like Dem Senator 1 asks to ban only one type of anti-abortion demonstration, for example any demonstratin that refers to any religion in any way. Obviously it would not be enforceable without lots of police at every demonstration including the thought police. But lets say that Dem Senator 2 proposes turning over law domestic law enforcement to the "international community". Now we would see the real world equivalent of what they want to do in bit world.
president mom jeans has his panama canal moment.
end game is becoming clearer
Prepare for a massive tax, censorsip, and Interpol policing. Woopeeee. /s
Bush's fault - Obama had no idea how bad things were.
And to whom or what might people have to pledge an allegiance to use the internet...the Bible prophecy of ‘no one can buy or sell unless they deny Christ’ is in the making...everyone’s banking is online after all.
Well the US contract is up at end of 2015, so I guess I will take up golf after all. Time for a change.
How can Obama give this away? Is he really already a dictator with no limits? I would think this would take Congress, silly me.
The internet belongs to the tax payers of the USA, the administration does not have the authority to give away our assets. Hello Congress.
Becoming clearer, and upon us.
Why would it be pulled? The source is legitimate. I did not break any rules. What is your point?
Jay Rockefeller is not one of the brighter bulbs on the Congressional chandelier, and he never heard of a left-wing crackpot idea that he did not endorse.
If it will weaken the United States in some way, Obama will do it.
If it will strengthen the United States, Obama will reject it.
Because the last 6 times or so this subject was posted, it was pulled. All of the postings were by different folks and about 10 min. apart. I figured yours would be next ...
Perhaps not coincidentally, this is at least the seventh thread on this topic, all of which are very much still available.