A banner that arrived with a bang at #netmundial2014 #ourNETmundial pic.twitter.com/vY6mH99sWCMany people in the domain name industry are alarmed, or at least concerned, now that the US has announced it will abandon its benign, almost absentee role, in "oversight" of the internet. What future internet governance will look like is unknown. As much as many would prefer the US maintain its stewardship role to guarantee an open and free internet, it looks like that will not be possible. Why? As much as ICANN and Washington deny it, it is very simple --
— Jordan Carter (@jordantcarter) April 23, 2014
8 biggest “enemies of the Internet” - Salon.com: "The United States and United Kingdom achieved the dubious honor of being branded “Enemies of the Internet” for the first time." (read more at link above)
Thanks to the NSA abuses, there is no going back, or maintaining the status quo.
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