US to relinquish control of Internet

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at ianai.net
Fri Mar 14 23:42:44 UTC 2014


(As if the US has "control" anyway....)

It's all over the "popular press", strange I haven't seen it here.

	<http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/200889-us-to-relinquish-internet-control>
	<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2014/ntia-announces-intent-transition-key-internet-domain-name-functions>
	<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-14mar14-en.htm>
	<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-14mar14-en.htm>
	<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-14mar14-en.htm>

Etc., etc.

It's nice of the DoC to "relinquish" control, but I really don't see it changing much other than quieting down some hype from countries that were saying they were pissed at the US for "controlling" the Internet. And I couldn't really see those countries doing anything about it unless the US did something actually bad, which they wouldn't do IMHO.

Was I being a pollyanna?

-- 
TTFN,
patrick



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