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USA To Give Up Internet Oversight Powers

Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:11 am

Check this out:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26033686

Not sure how I feel about it. I mean I know the knee-jerk reaction to this news is that America should not have control, but they have done a pretty good job of it, and isn't some government control better than some faux international agency.

Also, is the Commerce Department allowed to just give it away without Congress' permission? Seems very dictatorial and not consultative of relevant parties.

This also makes me skeptical of the level of "openness" of the internet.

[Edited 2014-03-18 00:12:10]
 
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RE: USA To Give Up Internet Oversight Powers

Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:48 am

I wouldn't call that oversight, it's just about domain names, not the biggest problem with internet. Outside of what spy agencies do, there is the problem that US based (usually California based) global companies only care about California laws and don't act when local laws are violated.
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RE: USA To Give Up Internet Oversight Powers

Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:26 pm

Quoting aa7295 (Thread starter):

Not sure how I feel about it. I mean I know the knee-jerk reaction to this news is that America should not have control, but they have done a pretty good job of it, and isn't some government control better than some faux international agency.

It was all being done in India anyway  

If the internet is truly going to be global, the US should not be in charge of the gate for the domain naming.
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RE: USA To Give Up Internet Oversight Powers

Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:12 pm

Quoting casinterest (Reply 2):
If the internet is truly going to be global, the US should not be in charge of the gate for the domain naming.

The internet went global a long time ago.

The management of internet addresses is under an organization, not the US Government directly. As the link indicates, that organization needs to work out an arrangement to move it further. Since the current situation is pretty docile the only reason I can see for the change is to have a nice increase in fees.

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