Here’s a video about how the change of ownership was planned:
The Obama administration planned to give American control of the internet to international governance body known as ICANN and it has happened . According to experts, the implications of this move range from control by an international bureaucracy to totalitarian regimes locking up entire portions of the Internet
The Wall Street Journal explains how this is happening:
“When the Obama administration announced its plan to give up U.S. protection of the internet, it promised the United Nations would never take control. But because of the administration’s naivete or arrogance, U.N. control is the likely result when the U.S. gives up internet stewardship as planned at midnight on Sept. 30.’
It all has to do with an anti-trust exemption that the Wall Street Journal explains at length, but suffices to say that because of Obama’s naivete, control of the internet might fall into the hands of the U.N., and the despots that hold sway over that useless organization.
Authoritarian regimes have already proposed ICANN become part of the U.N. to make it easier for them to censor the internet globally. So much for the Obama pledge that the U.S. would never be replaced by a “government-led or an inter-governmental organization solution.”
Rick Manning, president of Americans for Limited Government, called it “simply stunning” that the “politically blinded Obama administration missed the obvious point that Icann loses its antitrust shield should the government relinquish control.”
Pretty stunning alright, and it’s only a month away. Why isn’t the media covering this? Oh wait, they’re too busy covering Trump’s latest outburst, or what he’s tweeting, or busy helping Hillary defend her scandal-ridden campaign. Meanwhile, the world’s despots are poised to take control of literally TRILLIONS of dollars worth of online commerce. And all they have to do is buy off ICANN to do it.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has been in the process of transitioning stewardship of the Internet’s domain name system (DNS) — the technical network that converts website address names into numbers — to a global entity. The DNS is essentially the “yellow pages” of web addresses. The transition is set to occur today Oct 1, 2016
DNS control is causing deep disagreement in the technology world, as experts in the industry and academia have vastly different opinions on the issue. Some say security and free use of the Internet is better under the umbrella of an organization that resides in America, while others assert this power should be given to a global organization. Globalist like Hillary Clinton and Obama prefer the latter. They obviously gave the internet over today without much fuss from congress or the people.
The biggest concern is that countries who don’t value internet freedom, who silence online speech and censor the web, will be able to directly shape internet policy,” Drew Johnson, national director of Protect Internet Freedom, told The Daily Caller News Foundation in an email. “It is true that the United States is currently in the process of transitioning some of the core functions of internet governance outside of the government’s purview,” Ryan Hagemann, technology and civil liberties policy analyst at the Niskanen Center, wrote in an op-ed for The Hill.
In an email to The DCNF, Hagemann argued, “If the transition is stalled, the United States will be handing over more geopolitical power over the Internet to states like Russia and Iran.” A “state-centric model for governing the emerging Internet,” like the one currently in place, will lead to less freedom, he said. But it seems experts are making different arguments. Instead of a debate about whether a global bureaucracy should have control over the internet at all, many are simply arguing about what kind of global organization should have control.
The unique identifiers for specific computerized devices and internet addresses are controlled by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). ICANN is at the top of Internet governance and oversees coordination of the IP addresses. IP Addresses are the specific series of numbers each computer is given to distinguish it from other devices. The ICANN contract with IANA expired Sept. 30. “Down the road, ICANN could very easily decide to transfer oversight of ‘.mil’ domain names used by the Pentagon or to assign ‘.gov’ domain names used by top federal officials to hostile countries. There’s a threat that Russia or China could ultimately have say over America’s most sensitive websites,” Johnson warned.
but none of those warning were heeded. Welcome to the new century; where internet freedoms are now subject to foreign countries. Please pass this along to everyone you know. People should be made aware of this change brought on by the Obama and Clinton administrations.