US To Give Up Control Of Internet Administration

We have a federal government that wants to control everything. But they’re willing to give up control of internet administration to the rest of the world? What could possibly go wrong?

U.S. officials announced plans Friday to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet, a move likely to please international critics but alarm some business leaders and others who rely on smooth functioning of the Web.

Pressure to let go of the final vestiges of U.S. authority over the system of Web addresses and domain names that organize the Internet has been building for more than a decade and was supercharged by the backlash to revelations about National Security Agency surveillance last year.

“The timing is right to start the transition process,” said Lawrence E. Strickling, assistant secretary of commerce for communications and information. “We look forward to ICANN convening stakeholders across the global Internet community to craft an appropriate transition plan.” (Read More)

Maybe they can put together a coalition between Syria, Pakistan, North Korea, China, Venezuela, Cuba and Russia to take over.