Despite recent domain giveaway scams, the administration wants to give away control.
Is its Geneva office is just a satellite, or a sign of things to come?
‘Your name will forever be associated with an unprecedented human rights violation’
‘If I am not convinced that a different governance structure would preserve Internet freedom, I will strongly oppose it’
‘The U.S. should continue to be resolute in its support for a free and open Internet’
‘I am somewhat dismayed by the way in which they [the administration] have gone forward’
The Internet’s moorings are detaching from America.
‘This is the Obama equivalent of Carter’s decision to give away the Panama Canal, with possibly much worse consequences’
America’s dominance of the Internet has peaked.
Expects to launch in early 2014
The Internet’s rapid evolution as a central change agent in global economics, politics, and society is well known, but the Internet’s governance structure is not.
An ICANN committee decided digital archery should be terminated because of the objections and the technical issues.