News for U.S. Giving Up internet

Last Update: March 15, 2014

Saw this on early morning news in United States. We are going to be givinig up the management system.

I wonder how it is going to affect us as Internet Marketers?

This is an article from The New York Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/15/technology/us-to-give-up-role-in-internet-domain-names.html?_r=0

What do you think?

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divadejunk Premium
Thanks for the info. I don't know what to think. I'll be watching for future developments.
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mama2karsten Premium
For me, it is a great day! Icann has basically handling it… I think the government has abused their access… I don't thing it will change anything as they relinquished the important responsibilities years ago…
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Sherion Premium
I hope nothing changes! But, whenever anything is turned over to someone or something else then there are usually some kind of changes.
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Trialynn Premium
Not really sure what to think. If, as Jude seems to think, we are only stepping out of the administrative role, I suppose most things would remain pretty much the same and all would be okay, Otherwise, who knows?
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judebanks Premium
It depends on what happens when the outside body takes over. Based on that article, the government is giving up essentially an administrative role.

It is also a political move because of the allegations of using the internet resources for alleged spying purposes.

Once it removes itself as a stakeholder, the government could be in a better position to regulate the Internet, as they would be perceived as being at arm's length.

Putting it in the hands of an independent body should be a good thing.

Only time will tell whether that proves to be so. ~Jude
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Sherion Premium
I think as time goes on we will be giving up a lot more than just the administrative role. As you mentioned only time will tell.
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DoubleTap Premium
Wonder what's going through the minds of the guys over at GoDaddy and NameCheap, etc.? This could be a bit disturbing!
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Sherion Premium
That is what I thought too!
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