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    Internet caretaker ICANN to escape US control

    San Francisco (AFP) - The head of the private agency entrusted with running the Internet has said that the group is on course to break free of US oversight late next year.

    Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) chief Fadi Chehade expressed his confidence in the move during a press briefing at the opening of the nonprofit organization's meeting this week in Los Angeles.

    "ICANN is in a very solid, confident place today," Chehade said of its readiness for a 'post US-government role' in charge of the Internet addressing system.

    The timeline for the shift is months rather than years, according to Chehade.

    While cautioning that there was no strict deadline, he said that substantial progress has been made toward ICANN being answerable to a diverse, global group of "stakeholders" and not the just the US government, as has long been the case.
    I don't think the US should lose control of ICANN.
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    Re: Internet caretaker ICANN to escape US control

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    I don't think the US should lose control of ICANN.
    I didn't read in the article or your post that indicate WHY I should care. Care to elaborate?

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    Re: Internet caretaker ICANN to escape US control

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    I didn't read in the article or your post that indicate WHY I should care. Care to elaborate?
    I think the Web has been stable under US control, and my feeling is that this is purely political.
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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I think the Web has been stable under US control, and my feeling is that this is purely political.
    Well, when you have at least a few facts, I'm all ears.

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    Re: Internet caretaker ICANN to escape US control

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Well, when you have at least a few facts, I'm all ears.
    US Government Losing Control Of Internet - Business Insider

    I think the concern is over the national agenda of other countries. I'm concerned about fragmenting of portions of the Web, where countries no longer adhere to the same standards. We'll see I guess.
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    Re: Internet caretaker ICANN to escape US control

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    US Government Losing Control Of Internet - Business Insider

    I think the concern is over the national agenda of other countries. I'm concerned about fragmenting of portions of the Web, where countries no longer adhere to the same standards. We'll see I guess.
    Not really sure what exactly would be fragmented and nothing explains that in your article. Local governments already control their domain ranges (.us, .eu, .uk, etc.) and they have different standards for ownership. I read recently that New York city now controls .nyc and has restricted it to just businesses in NY City.

    From your article:
    "it will insist that the job be taken on by a group that includes the private sector and other interested parties, not just multiple governments." I'm not a huge fan of government but this sounds good to me. Really, I'm trying to understand the real concern so I can evaluate myself how real it might be.

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    Re: Internet caretaker ICANN to escape US control

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Not really sure what exactly would be fragmented and nothing explains that in your article. Local governments already control their domain ranges (.us, .eu, .uk, etc.) and they have different standards for ownership. I read recently that New York city now controls .nyc and has restricted it to just businesses in NY City.

    From your article:
    "it will insist that the job be taken on by a group that includes the private sector and other interested parties, not just multiple governments." I'm not a huge fan of government but this sounds good to me. Really, I'm trying to understand the real concern so I can evaluate myself how real it might be.
    I guess I don't trust China as much as the NSA.
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    Re: Internet caretaker ICANN to escape US control

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    I guess I don't trust China as much as the NSA.
    What exactly could China do that they aren't already doing now?

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    Re: Internet caretaker ICANN to escape US control

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    What exactly could China do that they aren't already doing now?
    Why has the the US been reluctant to give up complete control?
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    Re: Internet caretaker ICANN to escape US control

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Why has the the US been reluctant to give up complete control?
    We are Americans and we play well with others when we control the playing field. When we control something we don't like to give it up.

    Your turn: What exactly could China do that they aren't already doing now?

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