Friday, March 11, 2016

Losing control of internet domain names appears to be just another bad deal.

The president of ICANN should not have any conflicting interest and indeed there should be a financial disincentive for him to support any new international entity. -- Mario Trujillo
Internet domain handoff takes major step forward

A major step was taken Thursday in the U.S. government's plan to hand off oversight of the Internet domain name system.

A nonprofit international group approved a plan and forwarded it to the Obama administration Thursday for review and approval.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and some others have continued to resist the transition, however. He has said Congress should have to vote before the administration signs off, but he has not succeeded in requiring that. Recently, he has accused the outgoing president of ICANN of having conflicts of interest.