▲ Up
 
10:00 31-01-2015
MAIN Russian
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
U.S. to relinquish remaining control over Internet

Bishkek (AKIpress) - internet U.S. officials announced plans Friday to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet, a move that pleased international critics but alarmed some business leaders and others who rely on the smooth functioning of the Web, reported The Washington Post.

Pressure to let go of the final vestiges of U.S. authority over the system of Web addresses and domain names that organize the Internet has been building for more than a decade and was supercharged by the backlash last year to revelations about National Security Agency surveillance.

The change would end the long-running contract between the Commerce Department and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a California-based nonprofit group. That contract is set to expire next year but could be extended if the transition plan is not complete.

The practical consequences of the decision were harder to immediately discern, especially with the details of the transition not yet clear. Politically, the move could alleviate rising global concerns that the United States essentially controls the Web and takes advantage of its oversight position to help spy on the rest of the world.

U.S. officials set several conditions and an indeterminate timeline for the transition from federal government authority, saying a new oversight system must be developed and win the trust of crucial stakeholders around the world. An international meeting to discuss the future of Internet is scheduled to start on March 23 in Singapore.


Twitterfacebookprint
14:26 15.03.2014
LATEST NEWS
17:35 No universal calculation parameters for comparison of shadow economies of different countries exist – President’s Administration17:21 Economy Ministry proposes to adopt list of goods to be exported and imported under license17:19 Tajikistan, WB discuss prospects of cooperation in agricultural sector17:12 10 of 22 MP candidates fail Tajik language test17:02 Uzbekistan takes part in food festival in India16:58 Kids in one of children institutions claim they were photographed naked in shower and toilet: expert16:32 Balloonists surpass world distance record16:31 Kazakhstan to allocate $325.3 million for spring sowing campaign in 201516:22 UNISDR ready to assist Kyrgyz Ministry of Emergency Situations - Fengmin Kan16:16 Kyrgyz delegation to PACE winter session in France meets with parliamentary delegations of several countries16:14 Tajik FM, Chairman of OSCE Office in Dushanbe discuss cooperation issues16:06 Kazakh language to switch to Roman alphabet - Ministry15:58 Tajik border law enforcement agencies complete risk analysis, profiling and management training course15:57 World Bank to allocate Kyrgyzstan $24 million to provide electricity to remote and less developed areas15:53 UNHCR aims at ending statelessness worldwide by end-202415:43 HRW report voices concern over rights violations15:40 New Saudi King announces major government shake-up15:35 Islam Karimov turns 77 today15:32 Kyrgyz Ambassador, International Islamic Charitable Organization discuss human development project implementation15:24 Japan to invest $38 billion in Uzbekistan
Astana
-12° C
Ashgabat
+3° C
Bishkek
0° C
Dushanbe
+11° C
Tashkent
+9° C
exchange rates
 
67.84
59.81
9.62
0.87
209.18
184.45
29.51
2.66
6.09
5.38
0.86
0.08
2830.23
2436.16
389.63
38.43
3.97
3.50
0.56
0.05

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2015. All rights reserved
Use of the AKIpress.com materials must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.akipress.com
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75