Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Domain names: a "veto" on the extensions?

A State can he block the creation of an extension of domain names. xxx or. Gay? According to a Cnet's website, dated Monday, February 7, the Obama administration comes to new proposals that, in essence, result in creating a "veto" for validation of new extensions, the same level that. com or. net. For the Department of Telecommunications and Information American who answered the specific site, this new procedure would have the merit of "reducing the potential for blocking domains considered unacceptable by the government." An already complex process before being officially integrated extension requests are subject to a complex process, overseen by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann), a private law association nonprofit , based in California.

The new suffix must also obtain the approval of the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), which wants the body of international representation. It is precisely in the GAC that the U.S. would strengthen the veto power of member states. In this configuration, each member would be entitled to "raise an objection," and that "whatever reason".

And if that position is a consensus, ICANN "should reject" the application concerned. In the current configuration, the states represented on the GAC give an opinion, but the office of Icann which ultimately have the last word. AMBIGUOUS POSITION OF THE UNITED STATES It is easy to imagine that some extensions will hardly "consensus." This is particularly the case.

xxx. In December, ICANN has delayed the creation of a specific domain name for pornographic content. Among the reasons, the press note of the "disagreement between ICANN and the Governmental Advisory Committee. The same could intervene to block the creation of an extension. gay, while some associations argue in its favor.

The proposals of the Obama administration contrasts with the commitments of the United States regarding Internet governance. Suffering criticism from several countries, including China, which claims more than 450 million Internet users, the U.S. government introduced in October 2009 a new document ending the unilateral control of ICANN Americans, granting, Theoretically, greater independence.

The U.S. ads are also involved while creating several extensions, like. because. or movie. web should be considered at a meeting of Icann, which is held in mid-March in San Francisco.

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