U.S. Control of the Internet Is About to be Given Away to Oppressive Governments

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Trying to figure out who really runs the internet or owns it, is pretty much impossible. The internet is delivered by thousands of companies to billions of people on the back of a world spanning infrastructure. At best you could say that the internet belongs to the United States, since that is where it originated, and that is where the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) resides.

IANA is a department with the Department of Commerce, and is responsible allocating global IP addresses and managing the global Domain Name System. It’s probably the closest thing the internet has to a central authority. However, it’s not going to be American for much longer.

In 2014 the Department of Commerce decided to give IANA away to international authorities, and since then IANA has been slowly transitioning out of the control of our government. Beginning on October 1st of this year, it will be under the full control of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a non-profit corporation with representatives from 111 different countries.

The problem with this, is that the US government can’t hand over federal property without the approval of Congress, which they don’t have in this case. More importantly, opponents of this move fear that once the internet is no longer under US control, oppressive countries like China will be able to exert more control over the internet. They’ll be able to pressure US internet companies to aid in censoring large swaths of the internet.

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  • Phil_Ossifer

    The United States Congress is about as useless as teats on a boar hog. They won’t take action when they should, they stick their noses into places where they shouldn’t, and generally do nothing but sit back and let the Schwarzfuhrer do whatever he damn well pleases, We The People be damned. And the majority of them will be reelected over and over again. We deserve the government we’re willing to tolerate.

  • buzz

    Perfect cover for the US to be able to have there vassal states censor the internet and not be blamed.

  • Razedbywolvs

    “federal property” What property are you talking about?

    • Rey d’Tutto

      ARPA-NET, the DARPA decentralization infrastructure, is the foundation of the interwebz.

      • Razedbywolvs

        Can i go to a hardware store and buy a interwebz?
        So it’s a decentralization infrastructure like a block chain… Who owns the Blockchain?

  • Todd Burgess

    Suddenly, the US government control system are the good guys?
    The CIA invented the internet. Cern is where the internet was conceived. Al Gore was, if i’m not mistaken, the first inventor of the internet. If the US govt. gives up some authority to a consortium of invested interests, it might not be all bad.
    Guess we’ll hafta wait ‘n see.

    • RandyJ/ProudSurvivor

      The US government isn’t going to give up control of anything to anyone-unless their globalist puppet masters tell them to.

      • g.johnon

        like when the global elite gave our armed forces to the un? like that?

        • RandyJ/ProudSurvivor

          Exactly like that!

          • g.johnon

            aha, just as I thought!

    • Sven

      Was your post serious? Slightly devoid of facts.

  • Wonderment

    Come on people. When the goal is to exert complete control over the one medium that has global impact and may obstruct global plans, the most logical solution is to prevent sovereigns or other lofty powers not under your control from having control (as is now the case). Once control is wrested from the current holder and “given” to a trusty puppet, the crusade may continue unchallenged.

  • sloopofwar

    Does anyone honestly think obamma cares about what Congress thinks? After all he has a pen and a phone. Why not give it away, after all he’s given away everything else.

  • Nobody controls the darknet.

  • Frank

    Censorship = Control

    This is destined to turn into a mess similar to the UN.