[discuss] [governance] Re: U.S. to Give Up Oversight of Web Policymaking Body

Ali Hussein ali at hussein.me.ke
Sat Mar 15 04:50:02 UTC 2014


Point noted. Please define ICANN As-we-know-it.

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> On Mar 15, 2014, at 6:50 AM, Pranesh Prakash <pranesh at cis-india.org> wrote:
> Ali Hussein [2014-03-14 23:34]:
>> Even as the US signals its willingness to give up oversight of the Internet to a global multi-stakeholder constituent
> It bears keeping in mind that the US has no "oversight of the Internet".  The US government has no control over the Open Root Server Network project, for instance.  Other than the fact that we're used to them, there's no reason why the Internet couldn't run just fine without ICANN-as-we-know-it.
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