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Judi Lynn

(161,363 posts)
Fri Sep 30, 2016, 09:10 PM Sep 2016

Bid to block US net handover rejected

Source: BBC News

Bid to block US net handover rejected

2 hours ago

A judge in Texas has rejected a last-ditch legal challenge to halt the final handover of internet naming power from the US government to a non-profit group.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) has administered the naming system since 1998.

But from 1 October it will operate without the ultimate oversight of the US government.

Four US states filed a joint motion on Thursday in an attempt to block the handover from going ahead, arguing it could disrupt freedom of speech.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37526598

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Bid to block US net handover rejected (Original Post) Judi Lynn Sep 2016 OP
This was a bad idea. iandhr Sep 2016 #1
Agreed. Very bad. Stupid even. 7962 Sep 2016 #2
Yup, if China wants it they start their own internet Helen Borg Oct 2016 #3
Silly Egnever Oct 2016 #7
In legal terms, it's officially the end of free speech on the internet Taitertots Oct 2016 #4
great idea! 7962 Oct 2016 #5
There's been several alternative dns systems bananas Oct 2016 #6
Good lord Egnever Oct 2016 #8
I keep seeing this, but I don't get it Ruby the Liberal Oct 2016 #9


(6,852 posts)
1. This was a bad idea.
Fri Sep 30, 2016, 09:23 PM
Sep 2016

You can bet China will try and take control. And they will try to impose their censorship over the whole internet.



(11,841 posts)
2. Agreed. Very bad. Stupid even.
Fri Sep 30, 2016, 11:18 PM
Sep 2016

No we arent perfect but many of these other countries are going to cause trouble
We invented it, no reason we shouldnt keep control over it



(21,506 posts)
7. Silly
Sat Oct 1, 2016, 08:31 PM
Oct 2016

If something like that started happening you would see a switch to IP addresses.

Just not going to happen.



(7,745 posts)
4. In legal terms, it's officially the end of free speech on the internet
Sat Oct 1, 2016, 07:53 AM
Oct 2016

It's time to start planning a parallel internet from a US start-up.



(21,506 posts)
8. Good lord
Sat Oct 1, 2016, 08:33 PM
Oct 2016

That is just silly.

On edit

Never mind read the article it appears it is the people reading it that aren't understanding the handoff not the articles writer.

Ruby the Liberal

(26,220 posts)
9. I keep seeing this, but I don't get it
Sat Oct 1, 2016, 10:52 PM
Oct 2016

What exactly does this mean? What did we have that we don't have any more (ICANN?) and what is the impact?

I've looked, but everything seems to assume the reader understands the basics as they talk about first amendment rights.

Sorry for the noob question.

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