U.S. government suddenly gives management control over Internet




The government of the United States has suddenly given control over the management of the dns Internet. From 2015 to control the major part of the Internet will be in the hands of a consortium of international stakeholders.

Those interested can governments, but also for example, foundations and companies are not excluded from participating in the partnership that controls should be on the DNS root zone, the file in which the available top level domains and are therefore one of the key links in the operation of the Internet. The control is now in the hands of the NTIA, a public body that falls under the U.S. Department of Trade. The NTIA made ​​the decision himself known .

ICANN performs those tasks for the NTIA, but that contract expires in September 2015. This is one and a half years to form the control over the root zone of the DNS, the system that browsers names of sites to be put into IP numbers and so can find the site. Involved an international collaboration

It is unknown whether the sudden decision has to do with the revelations of whistleblower Edward Snowden on espionage by the U.S. government. The CEO of ICANN did not answer questions about it. The decision would be taken, because it was so many years ago and thought to ensure. An open Internet

The United States will ensure that no one country control over the dns going to draw. Towards him Include Commissioner Kroes argued already for the same system as the U.S. government is now proposing.


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