31 Aug '11, 4pm

What Could Be Worse Than ICANN? How About Total Control Of The Domain Space By The European Commission

You think ICANN running the domain space is bad? How about The European Commission (EC) controlling it? Kieren McCarthy of Dot-Nxt just wrote about six, yet unpublished papers by the EC’s Information Society and Media Directorate-General which wants to have control over the domain space including: “”"” A government veto over any new Internet extensions The creation of a list of names, drawn up by governments, that would be banned from registration Significant structural changes at overseeing organization ICANN, including at Board level and in the crucial IANA contract An obligation for ICANN to follow governments’ advice unless deemed illegal or damaging to the Internet’s stability Two new bodies to oversee ICANN decision-making and finances “”"”Combined together, the measures would provide governments with de facto control over the Internet’s naming systems and bring an e...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2011/08/31/what-could-be-worse-...

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