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In an exclusive interview with AFP, Marby described ICANN as evolving and vowed to keep it on course under what is known as "multistakeholder" governance, bringing in business and academia as well as government users of the Internet.

"The stakeholder model has proven its strength," said Marby, who will succeed Fadi Chehade as president and chief executive at ICANN.

"It is important for me to continue that evolution. That is the way of going forward right now."

While the transition will not change how the Internet works, it will help reassure users, businesses and governments about its integrity, according to supporters who see it as a symbolic move towards asserting the web's independence.

The multistakeholder model is intended to allow virtually all users, in the public and private sector, to participate in Internet governance -- as opposed to a "multilateral" system controlled by governments.

A transition plan being prepared since early 2014 is undergoing final touches before being delivered to the US government, and is on track for completion this year, ICANN says.

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Please put a quote (not all) of the source in the OP. A one or two paragraph quote should suffice.
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Would someone mind providing a brief ELI5 of this whole process for me? I read the article and the associated comments but realistically all I could pull out of this was that:

1.) This change of leadership at ICANN is not important.
2.) The movement of ICANN out from underneath the US government is just "symbolic."
3.) The populace seems to think this will lead to even more widespread censorship and taxation of the internet as a whole?

This seems like an interesting topic but the article doesn't really inform the readers very well.

- Insan1tyOne biggrin.gif
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I don't understand too much about ICANN, but the guys in the comments are saying taxes and censorship, I see it coming too. Almost as bad as giving away the Panama Canal for free, something the U.S. built, and now Panama profits from.
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The US government relinquish control? LOL
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The US government relinquish control? LOL

No kidding buddy, nothing is ever that cut and dry with something like this, also I'm betting that this is only 10% of the actual story at best.
    
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I gave it a go at reading it but its very confusing.
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Originally Posted by Insan1tyOne View Post

Would someone mind providing a brief ELI5 of this whole process for me? I read the article and the associated comments but realistically all I could pull out of this was that:

1.) This change of leadership at ICANN is not important.
2.) The movement of ICANN out from underneath the US government is just "symbolic."
3.) The populace seems to think this will lead to even more widespread censorship and taxation of the internet as a whole?

This seems like an interesting topic but the article doesn't really inform the readers very well.

- Insan1tyOne biggrin.gif

ICANN is the big overseer of IP address regulation and things concerning the handling of such. But really, as long as the Interest runs its protocols based on TCP/IP, the government won't be out of it. Since TCP/IP came in to being from the government military having a branch research into communication with computers. TCP/IP came about and from it ARPANET came about. The Unis liked it so much they expanded it and that became the fledgling internet. Then gov turn around donated money into two projects to get TCP/IP adopted by the major OSes at that time in use by the Unis, UNIX and BSD. Reason TCP/IP could be use as public since tax payers money was used for its research and adoption.
     
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Actually this is a good thing that will allow net neutrality to continue. It's bascially saying that the US government will no longer be responsible for day to day operations that ICANN has probably been handling since it's inception. The creation of a multi-lateral board to oversee ICANNs operations is to ensure that no one entity has too much or abaolute power over what, ideally, will become the governing body for the internet on a multi-national scale.

It will not create taxes. Your ISPs and governments already make you pay those for the upkeep of infrastructure.
It will not impose any more regulations than are already present on the internet.
It's really just saying that ICANN is now incharge of the internet instead of the US. Which is a good thing given the IS government's volitility for the last 16 years.
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