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    U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet - The Washington Post

    By Craig Timberg, Published: March 14

    U.S. officials announced plans Friday to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet, a move that pleased international critics but alarmed some business leaders and others who rely on the smooth functioning of the Web.

    Pressure to let go of the final vestiges of U.S. authority over the system of Web addresses and domain names that organize the Internet has been building for more than a decade and was supercharged by the backlash last year to revelations about National Security Agency surveillance.

    The change would end the long-running contract between the Commerce Department and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a California-based nonprofit group. That contract is set to expire next year but could be extended if the transition plan is not complete.

    “We look forward to ICANN convening stakeholders across the global Internet community to craft an appropriate transition plan,” Lawrence E. Strickling, assistant secretary of commerce for communications and information, said in a statement.

    The announcement received a passionate response, with some groups quickly embracing the change and others blasting it.
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    Barack Obama is a ****ing jackass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Good God what will we do without our strategic reserve of domain names.

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    Oh my God my computer might connect to a different server when looking up a domain name. This is an outrage.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Oh my God my computer might connect to a different server when looking up a domain name. This is an outrage.
    I don't think American understands how this internet thing works.

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    Re: U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet

    I suspect the biggest impact is that nonascii characters may be allowed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I don't think American understands how this internet thing works.
    Yeah, give up control and trust the other clowns to keep it going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Yeah, give up control and trust the other clowns to keep it going.
    I guess you aren't aware that the United States, nor any country for that matter, "keeps the internet going." You also aren't aware, despite the fact that you "read" this article I'm sure, is that this group primarily deals with assigning domain names, .com, .gov, .org, etc... The US has an oversight role but the day to day operations are already handled by the group itself.

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    Considering how the US has already damn near infiltrated the entire internet, through the NSA, it really doesn't matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Yeah, give up control and trust the other clowns to keep it going.
    I'm not really sure you grasp just how little this matters.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Yeah, give up control and trust the other clowns to keep it going.
    Considering that ICANN has been operating independently of the US government for years, then this is nothing but acknowledging the reality of the situation.

    Now had it been creating a new organisation instead of ICANN, then you might have a point, but else it is just another lame ass attempt by you to attack Obama.
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