The U.S. government is moving forward with its plan to hand off oversight of the Internet domain name system to an international multistakeholder. An international group has given a plan to the Obama administration.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has managed the workings of the Internet that pair up numerical IP addresses with their Web addresses. The group was given the job of transitioning fully from the US government oversight to an the international multistakeholder model.
In October 2009, the Obama administration forced ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) to set up a foreign advisory board representing 100 countries and he pushed for them to have veto power over top-level domains they object to. The idea was that if the regimes that censor, bully and block the Internet have a place at the table, they will behave. What the administration doesn’t seem to understand is they want control and he can’t manipulate them. He is only giving them power.
ICANN is responsible for IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions, the services previously performed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).
The U.S. plans to relinquish oversight of Internet domain name functions to this global, multi-stakeholder body before Obama’s term ends.
The unelected bureaucrats in the Commerce Department will sign off on it.
This deal allegedly protects the open Internet and includes security and accountability measures. Hopefully they will be better than those in the Iran nuclear deal.
Congress has blocked funding for several years out of fear other nations will gain more leverage over the Internet. Countries with poor track records on freedom are already vying for control over less powerful partners.
Senator Ted Cruz has fought the transition and has said Congress should have to vote on it.
There was no need to change the way the Internet is working, none at all except Obama wants to hand it over to a UN group for the purpose of global governance.
In February, 2014, the European Commission said it was determined to “redraw the global map of internet governance”, using the charge that massive US surveillance has damaged public trust in the web, and said it is ready to negotiate with Washington for control of web architecture.
ICANN and other key decision-making internet institutions must be globalized to “safeguard the stability, security and resilience of the Internet,” the Commission stated.
The U.N. “Governmental Group of Experts or GGE, comprised of China, Belarus, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Ghana, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, South Korea, Russia, Spain, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. Brazil sat as chair, spent a year preparing a report calling for more international rules for the Internet, especially with respect to how nations treat each other.
It’s been getting harder for China to censor as the the Internet grows. China and her totalitarian allies hope to take over the Internet. They also intend to police Internet companies within their borders for such nebulous crimes as “spreading rumors.”
China’s government announced last year that they will embed cybersecurity police units at major Internet companies and websites to help prevent crimes such as fraud and “spreading of rumors.” That came via state-run Xinhua News Agency, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Western companies have been succumbing to China’s rules as a fact of doing business.
The European Commission report recommended that the UN play “a leading role in promoting dialogue” on “the application of international law and norms, rules and principles for responsible State behavior” in the field of cybersecurity, and asked that the UN General Assembly schedule the group to reconvene in 2016. The foundation of this cooperation must be international law and the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.
What has clearly been a United States invention is under assault from statists in the U.N. who want to subject it to their free speech and other restrictive laws. If they get their way, they could try Americans in International Court according to their rules.
President Obama’s plan is to “internationalize” the Internet. The US will turn over the back end management of the Internet to the global community.
All leaders of the world are not equal and the United States as leader of the free world is ceding control to global leaders which includes the world’s dictators. What could possibly go wrong?
Business leaders have to be worried because the functioning of the Internet might change dramatically.
This means the contract between the Commerce Department and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a California-based nonprofit group, will end.
Former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) tweeted, “What is the global internet community that Obama wants to turn the internet over to? This risks foreign dictatorships defining the internet.”
There is an assault on U.S. sovereignty by the liberals and the globalists and they are attempting to merge the U.S. under a global structure centered in the U.N..
Source; The hill