[discuss] Republicans Uneasy About ICANN Decision, Schedule Hearing

Carolina Rossini carolina.rossini at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 17:25:23 UTC 2014

Republicans Uneasy About ICANN Decision, Schedule Hearing

March 18, 2014, 5:14 PM PDT

By Amy SchatzAs expected, Republicans are
 to <http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-326087A1.pdf>
over the Obama administration'sannouncement<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2014/ntia-announces-intent-transition-key-internet-domain-name-functions>
 late Friday that the U.S. plans to give up oversight of ICANN, the
Internet management body, in 2015. Conservatives have argued in the past
that the U.S. needs to protect what control it has over the Internet and
keep countries like China and Russia, which limit what citizens can see
online, from making oversight decisions. House Energy and Commerce
Republicans said<http://energycommerce.house.gov/press-release/committee-leaders-pledge-robust-oversight-administration-announcement-future-internet>
they'll "conduct aggressive oversight" over the decision and plan to hold a
hearing in early April.

*Carolina Rossini*
*Project Director, Latin America Resource Center*
Open Technology Institute
*New America Foundation*
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*carolina.rossini at gmail.com*
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