October 9, 2015

ICANN: Just Give Us the Keys to the Internet – Or the Web Will Disintegrate

Domain system overseer ICANN has embarked on a campaign of fear and fuzzy logic in its latest bid to seize control of the internet from the US government without agreeing to limits on its power.

The handover of the critical IANA functions from Uncle Sam to ICANN was due to happen last week, but has been set back a year to October 1, 2016 following procedural delays and extensive negotiations.

Now, ICANN warns, unless the internet community makes concessions on the controls that it wants to place on the organization's Board, the process could take even longer – and that could lead to the end of ICANN itself, as well as the United Nations taking over the internet.

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