15 Mar '14, 12am

Just blogged: US to give up control over ICANN #icann

US to give up control over ICANN Kevin Murphy , March 15, 2014, 00:27:12 (UTC), Domain Policy In what can only be described as an historic announcement, the United States government tonight said that it will walk away from its control of the DNS root zone. ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade said during a press conference tonight that the organization has begun a consultation to figure out “accountability mechanisms” that will replace the US role as ICANN’s master. The news comes in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about US spying, but Chehade and ICANN chair Steve Crocker said that the changes would have been made sooner or later anyway. So what just happened? Earlier this evening, the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced its “intent to transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community.” That’s basically r...

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