Father Domainicus : The Internyet era is about to begin

Greetings and salutations, my domainer brothers and sisters; this is Father Domainicus, on a fine yet smoldering hot Sunday afternoon. Many a domain investor have asked me recently, Father Domainicus, what is going on with ICANN and the end of the United States’ God-given authority on the Internet? Without a doubt ICANN, a US-based non-profit, […]

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Did ICANN defy a Yemen “Travel Warning” issued by the U.S. Department of State ?

According to the U.S. Department of State, Yemen is on the “Travel Warning List” of countries that US citizens should avoid traveling to: “The Department urges U.S. citizens to defer travel to Yemen and those U.S. citizens currently living in Yemen to depart. This supersedes the Travel Warning for Yemen issued on January 29, 2014. […]

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NetMundial: ICANN gets a full Brazilian in multi-stakeholder remodeling

NetMundial closes its gates today, with a party at the Maracanã, where the famous Brazilian soccer player, Edson Arantes do Nascimento will be signing autographs. The ICANN-sponsored conference on Internet Governance was a complete success; as far as highlighting the true colors of those wishing to push US government control aside. “Brazil is demanding the […]

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Overseeing the overseer: Can ICANN be trusted?

With NetMundial – the global meeting on the future of Internet Governance – kicking off in Brazil today, a question, aimed at ICANN emerges: “Can the overseers be trusted with overseeing the Internet, should the US government hand over control?” Political pressure is building up, according to Peter Roff, former Senior Political Writer for UPI. […]

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FCC chairman: Globalism will result in a censored Internet

The big guns are out; while the ICANN president and CEO is busy lobbying on the Huffington Post, Julius Genachowski, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, co-authored an op-ed on the Wall Street Journal. Gordon Goldstein is the co-author. Titled, “‘Global’ Internet Governance Invites Censorship“, the article takes the ICANN arguments about the multi-stakeholder […]

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Poll: ICANN push for end of US Government involvement – Good or bad?

Two weeks ago, ICANN announced its intention to push for the end of the US government involvement in core Internet functions, with one purpose in mind: to discuss the transition period and the new overseeing body during ICANN49 in Singapore.   By doing so, the ICANN board, led by president and CEO Fadi Chehadé, presumably avoided […]

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WP Archive: ‘Obama administration joins critics of U.S. nonprofit group that oversees Internet’

A Washington Post article from exactly three years ago, titled “Obama administration joins critics of U.S. nonprofit group that oversees Internet” delivers some important insight about the US government’s concerns related to the ICANN’s pressure to surrender oversight of key Internet functions. “The California nonprofit organization that operates the Internet’s levers has always been a […]

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Bill Clinton: Internet freedom will suffer if the US gives up Internet oversight

Former US president, Bill Clinton, expressed his grave concerns over a plan promoted by ICANN to strip the US of its Internet oversight. Bill Clinton spoke at the Arizona State University, alongside Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales; they both doubted the benefits of such a change. Not holding back his words, Clinton stated that a global […]

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FCC Commissioner: ICANN’s current model will Balkanize the Internet

Former FCC Commissioner, Robert M. McDowell, served at that position between 2006 and late 2013; during his final year he gave a statement about the proposed deregulation of the Internet. 2012: THE YEAR FOR U.N. REGULATION OF THE INTERNET? “The communications public policy effort that may affect all of us the most in 2012, however, […]

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