US contributes control Internet addressing over to private sector




The ICANN performs its oversight on the allocation of IP addresses and the management of the root zone in the domain name system is no longer in command of the US government. The Icann with the US contract for this last Saturday, despite recent attempts to counter this.

Icann The transition was 18 years ago put in motion, reports the Icann, but met with resistance in the US The ICANN acts as the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority and did so on behalf of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, part of the US Department of Commerce. In 2014, the last step was made in the transition, then the role of the global community of technical experts, academics, civil society and government were determined in supervision.

On October 1, the new charter of the ICANN came into force that the role of the global partnership and the operation of the ICANN describes as autonomous non-profit organization. “The ICANN community, the board and the organization can now proceed as a more accountable and transparent body,” states the ICANN, which it adds that the step has no visible effect on the operation of the Internet.

Last Thursday did Prosecutors of the states of Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas and Nevada a final attempt to block the transition, including the claim that this American government ownership should be disclosed. The Texas court rejected the case Friday of the hand, writes USA Today. Especially right-wing conservative Americans turned on the transition, which in their view limited the influence of the US on the development of the Internet. It was also the fear that too many undemocratic countries have to say about the future of the Internet.

Conversely, were among other major Internet organizations such as the World Wide Web Consortium and RIPE NCC, which is responsible for issuing IP addresses in Europe and elsewhere who long indicated that the management should not lie with a single country. The ICANN looks since 1998 on the Internet addressing.


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