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February 14, 2016

NTIA’s Plan to Step Back From Domain Name System Draws Legislative Fire

John Shimkus

Rep. John Shimkus of Illinois is one of the Republicans trying to block NTIA from getting out of the business of administering some functions of the Internet domain name system.  (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Could authoritarian governments gain power over the Web if the U.S. steps out of its role in the Internet domain name system?

That’s been a touchy question for the past four months, since the National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced it wanted to “transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community.”

For the rest of the story, check out the Policy Focus feature that your Technocrat blogger wrote for Roll Call.


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