While the GDPR backs the right of people to "be forgotten" online, it raises the question of whether to shield personally identifying information about website owners listed in a Whois directory created by ICANN
As we pointed out in a recent online article, "ICANN
's Board of Directors is overseen by the Government Advisory Committee (GAC) that includes members from 111 countries, including many communist, 'former' communist, Islamist, socialist, and authoritarian regimes notorious for currently censoring and policing the Internet and punishing netizens for politically incorrect and religious expression.
"Ultimately, the transfer of IANA to ICANN
is more of a formality than a real change of policy.
Until recently, the internet and ICANN
were under the oversight and protection of the US Government.
and other aspects of internet governance have grown more robust and organized, there has been a push to remove the Department of Commerce from its oversight role, provided there are assurances that internet governance will remain organized and structured in a way that manages risk to a reasonable degree.
is pleased to augment the number of L-Root instances in India.
(14) However, ICANN
has set up post-delegation dispute resolution procedures (PDDRP) to provide avenues for those harmed by a new gTLD registry operator's conduct to seek relief.
But the domains aren't property and don't belong to the countries they point to, ICANN
Contents Background and History ICANN
Basics Issues in the 113th Congress ICANN
's Relationship with the U.S.
The problem of assigning internet numbers, he continued, is that ICANN
's statutes are governed by California law.