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

McTim dogwallah at gmail.com
Sat Mar 15 11:08:49 UTC 2014

For a very long time indeed, many have asked for the US to relinquish their
role.  Now they have signaled their willingness/readiness to do so.

In practical terms, I see ICANN "floating free" from its USG ties.  That is
what i got out of the Press Conference last night anyway (although I dialed
in late) so may be mistaken.



On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 11:20 PM, Pranesh Prakash <pranesh at cis-india.org>wrote:

> McTim [2014-03-14 18:43]:
>  This is a very large step. am hoping all those who decry the use of the
>> term "globalisation" of Internet Governance will rejoice in its use here.
> McTim, I'd be interested in knowing why exactly you see this as being "a
> very large step".
> In practical terms, what do you see as the significant and important
> changes this will lead to?
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