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Monday, 23 June 2014 12:49

ICCAN keen to get the Internet out of the US

Written by Nick Farrell

End of tyranny

ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé is hoping to bring an end of the US control of the Internet and convince the world that the organisation is not a lapdog of the corporate oligarchy that runs that country.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' is holding its 50th meeting in London and is preparing to take over running the world's central DNS servers from the U.S. government's National Telecommunications and Information Agency.

Chehadé said that this is a meeting where the ICANN community has to deal with the fact, the good fact, that its relationship with the U.S. government, which characterized its birth, its existence and growth, has now run its course.

Chehadé hopes to make progress on a number of fronts, including how the transition will eventually work. But he also wants to convince those who want to delay the transition process that it should be done now. He further plans to engage with those who believe the U.S. isn't going to give up control, as well as those who want to replace the U.S. government with new oversight structure, an idea that Chehadé vehemently opposes.

The group has to represent all parts of the Internet community -- governments and organizations such as the International Chamber of Commerce and Internet Engineering Task Force, which develops the DNS standard, all have seats. Geographical and gender diversity is also important, according to Chehadé, who has made the internationalization of ICANN a key priority.

It is important to have a solid representation from all over the world. This can't be U.S. centric or European centric," Chehadé said.

Nick Farrell

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