Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


End to US oversight a step towards maturity for the Internet

End to U.S. oversight a step towards maturity for the Internet

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) is pleased by last Friday’s historic announcement that the U.S Government will cede control of domain names and Internet addresses. The United States Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has said it intends to finish a process it started in the 1990s.

“The United States deserves gratitude for its role as steward of these critical Internet resources during the past sixteen years and for recognising that the time is right for control to move away from governments and into the hands of the global Internet community,” says Chief Executive Jordan Carter.

"That control is to be entrusted to multi-stakeholder organisations: organisations where governments, the private sector, civil society and the technical community engage on equal terms and decisions are made by consensus."

"It is fitting that the NTIA should task ICANN with coordinating the view of the global Internet community on the new settlement for these functions; the NTIA was instrumental in establishing the global multi-stakeholder organisation. This signals a growing recognition of the maturity of the Internet community that the Internet community is the right community to manage Internet resources.

“In developing the way forward, the NTIA decision hands two key roles over to the Internet community – the final say on policymaking that affects the Internet’s root functions, and the technical implementation of those policy decisions. The changes that need to be agreed in the next eighteen months or so must provide properly for both roles. In our view, this means they should be structurally separate.

“The new settlement has to safeguard the safety, stability, resilience and security of the Internet, given its global importance. It has to provide that same security to .nz. In particular the checks and balances created by the current role of the U.S. government need to be replicated in the new settlement,” Carter says.

“InternetNZ staff will be active over the coming months to help shape this settlement and so guaranteeing the ongoing security and stability of the Internet, a very important part of modern economic and social life,” concludes Jordan Carter.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Breaking: Prime Minister John Key Announces Resignation

Prime Minister John Key has announced that he’s resigning as Prime Minister in seven days’ time. He made the unexpected announcement at a 12.45 press conference at Parliament, called with less than an hour’s notice.

“It has been an enormous privilege to be Prime Minister of New Zealand, and these last eight years have been an incredible experience. Throughout these years I have given everything I could to this job that I cherish, and this country that I love.

“Bronagh has made a significant sacrifice during my time in politics, and now is the right time for me to take a step back in my career and spend more time at home.“ More>>

 

Q+A: Labour's Michael Wood Wins Mt Roskill

Labour’s Michael Wood, who last night won a 6,000 vote majority in the Mt Roskill by-election, says the reason for the win was simple, clear messaging... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Anne Tolley’s Callous Folly

Last week’s conflict between Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and District Court judge Carolyn Henwood illustrated quite a few of the flaws in the system. More>>

ALSO:

Members’ Bills: Greens' Domestic Violence And Loans Bills Pulled From Ballot

Jan Logie’s Domestic Violence-Victims' Protection Bill introduces workplace protections for victims of domestic violence, including allowing victims to request paid domestic violence leave for up to 10 days... Gareth Hughes’ Bill allows Kiwis with student loans to defer their student loan repayments into a first home savings scheme. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA: Police Did Not 'Deliberately' Use Pepper Spray On 10-Year-Old

"When spraying the man, the officer did not properly consider the necessity of using pepper spray in a confined space, the likelihood that it would affect the other innocent passengers or the fact that he was using a more powerful spray." More>>

ALSO:

Donor Bill Passes: Full Income Compensation For Live Organ Donors

Unanimous cross-party support for the Compensation for Live Organ Donors Bill represents a critical step in reducing the burgeoning waiting list for kidney donations, according to Kidney Health New Zealand chief executive Max Reid. More>>

ALSO:

Earthquake Response: Emergency Legislation Prepared

Three new Bills have been drafted in the wake of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on November 14 to ensure the government can enable affected communities to respond quickly and efficiently. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news