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U.S. Plans to Give Up Oversight of Web Domain Manager
Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/15/2014 | Gautham Nagesh

Posted on 03/15/2014 8:18:01 AM PDT by EagleUSA

WASHINGTON—The U.S. government plans to give up control over the body that manages Internet names and addresses, a move that could bring more international cooperation over management of the Web, but will make some U.S. businesses nervous.

The Commerce Department said Friday it plans to relinquish its oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or Icann, which manages a number of technical functions that serve as signposts to help computers locate the correct servers and websites.

The action is viewed as a response to increasing international concern about U.S. control over the Internet's structure, particularly in light of the recent disclosures about surveillance by the NSA and other U.S. intelligence agencies.

Other governments have complained that the department's contract with Icann gives the U.S. unique influence over the Web, which it could use for a wide variety of purposes. In response to those concerns, the Obama administration is convening a process to create a new oversight structure for Icann when the current contract runs out in September 2015.

Alan Marcus, senior director of the World Economic Forum, said "the NSA tarnished the U.S. stewardship" of the Web. Mr. Marcus said the U.S. needs to relinquish control over the Web before new leadership can emerge. "There are real issues that get clouded" by U.S. leadership, he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agenda21; control; domainmanager; icann; internet
Giving up more of what is America.
1 posted on 03/15/2014 8:18:01 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: EagleUSA

Control


2 posted on 03/15/2014 8:21:26 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: EagleUSA

Fight back, people! Call or email while you can and demand this stop. This is probably why O got ‘caught’ spying to begin with, and excuse to shut us down.


3 posted on 03/15/2014 8:22:09 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: EagleUSA

The U.N. needs it to implement the NWO


4 posted on 03/15/2014 8:27:20 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

+1


5 posted on 03/15/2014 8:28:34 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: EagleUSA

“The U.S. government plans to give up control over the body that manages Internet names and addresses, a move that could bring more international cooperation over management of the Web,”

Why?


6 posted on 03/15/2014 8:42:17 AM PDT by slouper (LWRC SPR 223)
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To: slouper

Sure, hand effective control of the Net over to Red China.


7 posted on 03/15/2014 8:46:03 AM PDT by Argus
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To: EagleUSA
Welcome to Glorious Peoples Fundametal Transformation of Web!


8 posted on 03/15/2014 8:46:26 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: EagleUSA

GOP this is a huge issue waiting for you to come out opposed to.

Turn back this wrongheaded idea.

GOP stand up. NO.


9 posted on 03/15/2014 8:47:47 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Kenny

I am not in disagreement with your idea.

Obama is (not) for a stronger America.


10 posted on 03/15/2014 8:48:58 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I am not in disagreement with your idea.

Maybe even let our Dem reps know we can't possibly vote Dem if they don't stop this. Make them think it would help them in 2014 if they oppose this. After all, it's the Internet where even libs & zombies have an interest.

But whatever you say guys, call them,email them, tweet them and put a stop to this damn thing.

11 posted on 03/15/2014 8:53:38 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: EagleUSA

Read the book “Extortion”. It will give you a clear view of what is actually happening and why.


12 posted on 03/15/2014 8:59:19 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Traitorobama continues to wreck this country and hand over its power to the enemy. And the GOP-controlled Congress continues to nothing about Traitorobama.


13 posted on 03/15/2014 9:01:29 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Problem is FRiend, the ruling class has no party, they agree on the NWO.


14 posted on 03/15/2014 9:02:59 AM PDT by dforest
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To: EagleUSA
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

For some reason that conjurs up a windowless room with Wally Cox sitting at a desk filled with notebooks......

15 posted on 03/15/2014 9:03:16 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: Hot Tabasco

“For some reason that conjurs up a windowless room with Wally Cox sitting at a desk filled with notebooks......”

Or Pat Harrington as the “TPC” with the wire plugged into his shoe in the movie, “The President’s Analyst”.


16 posted on 03/15/2014 9:09:20 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: slouper

“The U.S. government plans to give up control over the body that manages Internet names and addresses (snip)..Why?”

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So that oppression, suppression and control can be blamed on someone else.


17 posted on 03/15/2014 9:17:15 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: EagleUSA

Off to Panama?


18 posted on 03/15/2014 9:18:15 AM PDT by sasquatch
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To: Vaduz

The irony of giving up ICANN and domain management - they’re not giving up their right to spy on all the domains, the act that is angering all of our allies.


19 posted on 03/15/2014 11:15:31 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: EagleUSA

Haven’t heard anyone on TV say to WHOM (?who) we are giving up control?? Does anyone know who will take over? Seem to recall that the UN wanted control....


20 posted on 03/15/2014 11:36:17 AM PDT by 4integrity
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To: EagleUSA

Excellent move.

Let’s give it to Putin.
That is, if Al Qaida doesn’t want it.

Stupidest thing yet to happen since the last two pResidential elections.


21 posted on 03/15/2014 1:52:00 PM PDT by Fear The People (Fear The People = Liberty)
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To: tbw2

Anger seems to be the feds top agenda and it’s working.


22 posted on 03/16/2014 9:06:46 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: EagleUSA
If You Like Your Domain Name, You Can Keep Your Domain Name!
23 posted on 03/18/2014 2:19:47 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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