21 Feb '12, 3pm

FCC Commissioner Warns Of Treaty That Would To Move Control Over Domains From ICANN To The UN & Worse

In a op-ed piece written by Robert M. McDowell who is a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission for the New York Times Today , Mr. McDowell warns of an international movement afoot to give take control to regulate the domain name system away from ICANN and the US and hand it over to the United Nations. As the NYT story is by subscription only we can’t quote much from the story but we will highlight a few quotes: “”On Feb. 27, a diplomatic process will begin in Geneva that could result in a new treaty giving the United Nations unprecedented powers over the Internet.” “Dozens of countries, including Russia and China, are pushing hard to reach this goal by year’s end. As Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said last June, his goal and that of his allies is to establish “international control over the Internet” through the International Telecommunication Union ...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2012/02/21/fcc-commissioner-war...

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