07.13.2016

Giving up Internet as foolish as FCC giving up spectrum

By Nathan Mehrens Imagine a world where a large conglomerate of multi-national companies get to control the electromagnetic spectrum, not just in the U.S., but worldwide. They decide who gets to broadcast, the rates charged for broadcasting licenses, and because they believe in “human rights,” […]

06.15.2016

John Culberson declares war on illegal Internet giveaway

By Natalia Castro U.S. Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) might be one of the few members of Congress holding the executive branch accountable . On June 9, the Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker heralded the National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) for beginning the preparations for ceding oversight of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions on June 9, the Obama administration executively condoned, Culberson reminds of the true way congress functions. “Today’s announcement […]

06.10.2016

Is the Obama Internet giveaway a criminal conspiracy?

By Robert Romano The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on June 9 announced a plan preparing to transition the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) on September 30. The report proclaimed, “NTIA, along with other U.S. Government agencies, has reviewed the plan… NTIA finds that the IANA Stewardship […]

06.08.2016

Obama’s Internet endangerment

By Rick Manning As originally published at http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/06/07/obamas-internet-endangerment/ Should oversight over the Internet naming conventions and top-level domains be relinquished to a group that just four years ago was in danger of being fired as a vendor due to its lack of accountability? Some, like Michael Chertoff, say […]

05.24.2016

Will the Senate save the Internet?

By Rick Manning Adapted from testimony delivered to the Senate Commerce Committee on May 24, 2016. Chairman Thune, Ranking Member Nelson, and members of this distinguished committee, thank you for the opportunity to offer Americans for Limited Government’s views regarding the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) plan to transition oversight of the Internet’s domain name system (DNS), including the […]

04.26.2016

I think ICANN

By Robert Romano Do Internet domain names and their administration constitute property? That is a key question whose answer may determine the future of the Internet itself in the next few months, when a Department of Commerce contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers […]

04.21.2016

ICANN do what I want

By Nathan Mehrens We have previously covered the problems with the planned relinquishment to the international community of certain Internet oversight functions. That planned relinquishment is moving forward in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is under […]

04.01.2016

Does Congress matter? Commerce Dept. reviews Internet giveaway proposal lawmakers prohibited.

By Robert Romano On March 23, the National Institute of Standards and Technology awarded a $18,690 sole-source contract to the President and Fellows of Harvard College to review a Commerce Department proposal to relinquish the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). […]

03.31.2016

Who told NTIA it was still okay to work on Internet giveaway after Congress defunded it?

By Rick Manning Adapted from a letter to U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Oreg.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the House Energy and Commerce Committee . In Singapore on Feb. 15, 2015, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at the Department of Commerce Lawrence Strickling answered a question about why he believed the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) was still allowed to plan transitioning the Internet Assigned Numbers […]

03.30.2016

Intel warns of trade war if U.S. doesn’t give away Internet

By Rick Manning On March 17, the House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee convened a hearing to begin to review a proposal by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to transition key domain name system functions to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and […]

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