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.

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.
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…
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.
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?
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
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.
DoubleTap Premium
Wonder what's going through the minds of the guys over at GoDaddy and NameCheap, etc.? This could be a bit disturbing!
Sherion Premium
That is what I thought too!