Obama Admin to Give Control of Internet to…


On Friday, U.S. officials announced that they intend to relinquish control of the internet to the international community, but failed to specify who, or what, would maintain oversight of the internet’s administration.
It all sounds very complicated, but the reality is that the U.S. maintains control over web addresses and domain names that keeps the internet running smoothly for the entire world. Bowing to ceaseless political pressures mounting over the past decade, the U.S. is planning on relinquishing control of the internet within the next year.
Right now, the U.S. Commerce Department and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a California-based non-profit group that goes by the acronym ICANN, cooperate with a contract and ICANN serves as “keyholders” for the internet.
According to Lawrence E. Strickling, assistant secretary of commerce for communications and information, “We look forward to ICANN convening stakeholders across the global Internet community to craft an appropriate transition plan.”
After the news broke, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tweeted, “What is the global internet community that Obama wants to turn the internet over to? This risks foreign dictatorships defining the internet.”
Critics have charged that ICANN was a poor steward of the internet and that the international community should have a more-prominent role in the administration of the internet.
Though details are unclear at this time regarding the final details of the new plan, the move reeks of political motivations and is likely to serve as an appeasement to those who favor globalist viewpoints.
Criticisms are likely to mirror those seen in the 1970’s, when the U.S. began handing over control of the Panama Canal to the Panamanians. The internet was created as a Defense Department program in the 1960’s by the U.S. government and controlling the administration of the internet has long been a benefit of having created it.
Perhaps most concerning is the uncertainty of who will administer the internet. While the U.S. has been largely criticized by other countries for maintaining control of it, the U.S. has been a stable steward of such a responsibility. Ceding that responsibility to other nations that might include China or other nations without a strong background in the upholding of individual rights might be a long-term threat to the accessibility of the World Wide Web. 
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  1. “Control of Internet” does not compute to what ICAAN presently does. More TPNN disinfo and speculative pseudo-journo BS. If you’re going to report a story, at least cite a source, Greg. No source cited, as usual. That is called political spin, or to be more precise, a psy-op. LOL. The paycheck must be worth it to ya, I guess.

    1. omfg, you clearly don’t understand the fundamental picture. How can you claim to understand the bigger picture when, conceptually speaking, you don’t even know how to draw a straight line?

    2. It feels good to be so right, but at the same time, it’s sad that all these people vote and think they have all the facts, when they are amongst the most ignorant voting bloc in the /world/.

  2. In a statement, Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.) called the move “consistent with other efforts the U.S. and our allies are making to promote a free and open Internet, and to preserve and advance the current multi-stakeholder model of global Internet governance.”

  3. That means no more constitutional protection of the internet. Nice play communists!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Wait, there’s constitutional protection of the internet? No there’s not, and that’s the problem. There never has been. There’s been FCC protection, but you and your ilk are doing your damnedest to destroy that, and it will be hilarious when I’m surfing the “dark” net, free to view whatever I want and find the truth, and education, and support, and you’re stuck behind government censorship, which will actually be /corporate/ censorship, regardless of whether the government doing it is foreign or domestic.
      I see why the TP comes here. No one argues with you, even on the most basic concept of your views.

  4. BObama’s mad at the internet now. It made him unhappy when obamacare opened up & he had to ask for help. Stupid internet. He’s gonna show it who is the boss.

    1. Article says ‘criticisms are likely to mirror those seen in the 70′s’. Sounds like a ‘poo poo’ to me on the criticism.

  5. this could be a real bad idea, only time will tell. by the way, who else is Qualified at this time or has the resources? I doubt that any country is ready or capable to do the job that has been being done.

  6. umm don’t you people see obama is basically turning control of the united states over to other people/countries little by little soon there will be no united states left

  7. Wow I guess I will be getting a new radio and license for Christmas this year instead of a computer. I love how we build something that is awesome the world gets jealous and libs give it away.

  8. IT TIME TO TAKE OBAMA and Other Dictators out of the EQUATION.

    Well to control the internet? I feel that this is a HUGE mistake on our Countries Decision to do this. But there is hope if you understand that the internet is nothing more than bands of smaller networks that are linked together that create a much larger network. The common element is the TCP/IP Protocol that makes all these networks that are linked together seem as if its one very big network. The way around this is to create a NEW protocol that uses addressing to link all the networks together. BUT the naming for the addresses (URL Address) that links the numeric address to a name can be managed by the local network and its shared out to the world community and are indexed by search engines. This will eliminate the entire DNS (Dynamic Naming Service) which is used to create the URL address names, and each network is responsible for its OWN naming space of each of the sites that want to be hosted by that library. To find a web site, you use your search engine that contains a list of libraries that it maintains, it has each library indexed and the sites that are contained in each of those libraries. And when you go to look for a site to pull up information from the search engine then displays a list of libraries that you can go to get the information you want. On the front end this appears to be pretty much how we find information today on the net, which is great because the transition would be almostly transparent. The back ground however is where all the magic happens, addressing as we know it would be completely different. I dont want to spill then entire way of how the numeric addressing works but its pretty simple—use a Dynamic Host ID address that builds on itself according to the Caller + Search Engine + Library + Page HOST. You the Caller are walking down streets searching for libraries, you enter a library you found and search for the book that contains the information you want. The information is then sent to your computer following the reverse path that you took to get to the site.

    The Internet is growing at a phenomenal rate, and its truly a GLOBAL network, but it does not need to have one central ring to control them all. Remove that central control and soddenly freedom is given to the Net and each Library is free to address what it wants using a common index but shared out. The cool part within the library the numeric addressing is completely open to be ANYTHING it wants to assign to a book and a book at one library can be identical to anther book in another library (totally insane right!) The Library is a static address + Search Engine that found the Library Static address + the Caller defined by a single number that is created from the Mac Address in the Network card.

    Its a complex idea but the point here is we need to drastically change infrastructure of net without changing the hardware. Routers and switches are all great devices, its the software that needs to change. IPV6 was a great way to add more addresses to a system running out of centrally control address. My idea is to GET RID of the CENTRAL control all together and NO ONE entity has control over the information. SO if a tyrant can not control the flow of ALL information. If a country finds it wants to control the information within its borders FINE they only control the libraries within its country, they have no control over another countries libraries EVEN IF THEY WANT TO TRY GOOD LUCK WITH THAT.. Sound too good to be true..its not.

    1. Are you brain-damaged? Serious question.

      Do you have any idea what that would cost? Do you have any idea how hard it was to get the set of standards we have now codified? You keep calling them control addresses. They are logical addresses that are great for making sure the traffic goes to the right place. There’s a great amount of anonymity about it now. What we need to do is stop all these people from being allowed to attempt to make everyone trackable through their computer. No one should ever have that kind of power. But completely rewriting the protocols is an untenable concept and the cost to consumers would be outrageous.

    2. Actually the IP Addressing scheme we are using is so out dated. Yes its a good protocol but its just software, and has been tweaked and re-tweaked that its really a just a fat piece of system software. There are better ways to transfer data from A. to B. to C. You know of one way and I am sure you’ve studied the who TCP/IP protocol. I don’t know how long you have been around the block but I have seen protocols come and go. It all depended on the type of environment the network was being setup in. This is WAY before the Internet became a commercial network.. There is nothing wrong with modernizing something. For instance the Netherlands are designing new highways that are REMARKABLE and make our Highways look like dirt roads in comparison. They are using phosphorescent in the paint used to line the highway. The paint collects photocells during the day and GLOW IN THE DARK its said you can see up to two miles head of you, there are also building roads with a third lane, in the demo it was paved in a green colored pavement, what is awesome about this “GREEN” lane is if you are driving along in your Electric Car you start to run out of charge, you pull your car over into the Green lane and your car wirelessly begins to charge as you drive down the road. The system works using a technique called “magnetic resonance coupling”. So if engineers can come up with new improved highways, that not build a better Internet highway? The infrastructure hardware is already in place…all you are doing is changing the software. AND Am I out of my mind…SURE I would say so, but what new Idea ever were. If it were not for Steven Jobs way of thinking you would not be enjoying the Smart Phone (iPhone) today, If it were not for inovative engineers in the 1942 that created the Jet Engine we would still be flying around in old prop planes, rather than jet powered air liners, Or The Steam Engine being replaced by the Diesel Engine. All radical ideas and advancements that improved on an already existing technology. The problem with younger engineers today they lack the willingness to EXPLORE and DREAM of what awesome possibilities can be make in reality. It’s those that do have this spirit Such as Jobs, Dyson, Gates, Dell, and other great innovators that didn’t listen to such Roderic as you are spewing about cost, and building on old standards, and building around old protocols. New ideals help push a technology forward in ways you may not have thought possible today. Don’t knock innovation we already and enough oppression and negative change happening already. Spying on our data, and capturing it and all is due to all these old Protocols and the way the system works. TCP/IP was never designed to opperate on such a GLOBALLY LARGE scale. That is why they patched it with the TCP/IP 6 expansion to the protocol. Again its just more fat software taking up overhead–its not a solution but a patch to a need. There comes a time that you run out of room for more Duck tape.

  9. The NWO is being built right I front of your eyes, All privacy rights are void and all expectation of security has been voided. If you Bank on-line, you better change that practice. Globalists do not subscribe to civil rights, human rights or Constitutional rights. This internet will be used as a tool to destroy America and Obama knows that. If you don’t own Malware defense software, you better get it or stop using the internet. The NSA and the Globalist are all in the same business, power over the World populace.

  10. This is a bit like when peanut brain gave up control of the Panama Canal. Democrats are fools!

    1. It’s not the beginning. The beginning was 5 and a half years ago. I haven’t completely givin up hope yet. Hopefully we can change the course of this country at mid-term elections, and charge and convict this president along with his administration, and anyone else involved in the treason and the dozens of times that the constitution has been disregarded by these criminals.

    2. Don’t let it happen. Fight Obamama and the (D)’s at the voting booth. Anyone with a (D) after their name, vote against them! Even if it’s a Commie. Just vote against the (D). Informed citizens cannot afford to let the Low Information Voters dictate the course of our great nation anymore. Get out and vote against the (D)!

    3. the beginning of the end started with the Commerce law… next thing you know some lefty lib…. will come up with a report that says that’s you must by broccoli… then you have all those changes to the Constitution that were done quietly…

  11. It’s being turned over to the United Nations International Telecommunications Union. I guess the heretofore stellar performance of the United Nations was just too good to pass on this opportunity. Here’s another Obama debacle waiting to happen.

    1. To be fair, most other industrialized countries do have better telecom infrastructure, faster speeds, and cheaper rates.

  12. Obama is worst president this country has ever seen. He is destroying our freedoms one by one. I just hope we get a leader soon who can right his wrongs! This literally could lead to war, civil war or US rule by a foreign power – none of these are desirable outcomes.

  13. I think the only logical response is to boycott the Internet ! I think all Tea Partiers should immediately get rid of their computers and stay off the Internet ! Obama is trying to get you ! Boo !

  14. I use to think Obama was stupid. I was stupid, and I admit it now. Obama is very intelligent. He has used his blackness to get him where he is. Now, even with dire warnings of jobs being lost, he is signing executive orders to kill jobs through raising the federal unemployment and forcing overtime hours for salaried workers, and now giving over control of the internet and sitting on the Keystone pipeline… He hates this country and is following through with his promise of fundamentally transforming it. God save us!

    1. Executive orders are NOT LAW…..he does not write law, he is suppose to execute the law. That is it. The Congress needs to pull his plug!

    1. We the people of this country need to write letters to congress (not just one) telling them we (Americans) will not stand for this. That Is what will get their attention.

  15. I think It would be a very poor Idea to hand over the control of the internet to other countries. I say this because the USA has and always will be about freedom. Not all other countries have the same beliefs. If a country like China, or N. Korea gets control they could ban any ISP they wanted by not allowing them to have a domain name. What Is our President thinking?

  16. We shouldn’t have given the Panama Canal away either. Another dumba$$ decision by the 2nd worst President ever Jimmy Carter. Now the worst President ever wants to give away control of the internet.