Two of the most powerful men in the world want ICANN to disappear. ICANN and friends are in San Juan partying like it's 1999, thinking Putin is impotent and Trump's NTIA chief, David Redl, should be ignored when he promises to move on retaking control of ICANN.
The semi-official word from San Juan is the main focus of ICANN61 will be whether everyone will be able to hide their name on WHOIS. Currently, only those who pay a little extra for registration are able to hide their names when they register a website. Most of the pornographers and other miscreants have already chosen anonymity and I haven't noticed the Internet collapsing since IANA last fall.
Putin personally ordered his government to "Develop an independent internet infrastructure for BRICS nations." On the independence of ICANN, Trump's Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, is looking for "any possible [mechanism] for reversing it.”any possible [mechanism] for reversing it.”
David Redl at NTIA is tasked with delivering on Trump's campaign rhetoric, which opposed giving control of "the internet to foreigners." His nomination was held up for months by Senator Cruz, until he promised, "to investigate options for unwinding the transition,"Add a comment