14 Mar '14, 9pm

Breaking: US To Give Up Control Over ICANN: We Predicted It in 2008

I’m with Page on this one. What will ICANN do to consider the rights of anyone as this process moves forward? Will there be sound accountability going forward? If there isn’t at least some government to which we can petition to address grievances, then to whom to we petition for redress, the so-called “stakeholders”? Who will define them? We are stakeholders, but we – I refer specifically to domain investors and domain developers – have a difficult enough time under the current system. Remember, ICANN is the agency that concocted the URS in an effort to protect trademark and other intellectual property holders. Such a system already existed, and it is being widely abused. If these are the people who will define who has a legitimate stake in this thing called the internet and the web, then what remaining credibility exists shall evaporate quickly, as a puddle in the desert ...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/03/14/us-to-give-up-contro...

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