The new Internet domain .sucks has stirred up a firestorm over free online speech and the potential for extortion against companies and individuals.
Plans to transfer control of Internet overseer ICANN from US hands to a globally representative body could be jeopardised unless a deal is reached before the 2016 US elections, the group's chief warned Monday.
The head of the Internet overseer ICANN conceded Thursday that the United States may have to extend its control over the group beyond September as governments bicker over a replacement regulatory regime.
The private agency that acts as a gatekeeper for the Internet on Wednesday said that hackers tricked their way into its computers.
The head of the private agency that acts as gatekeeper for the Internet called Tuesday for international discussions to ensure control of the web remains decentralised.
The head of the private agency entrusted with running the Internet has said that the group is on course to break free of US oversight late next year.
As the US steps back from overseeing the group entrusted to essentially run the Internet, states and corporations are grabbing for the reins.
Some came in suits, some came in stilettos, and some came in sci-fi t-shirts, but together they could shape the future of the Internet.
France strongly attacked the US-based body that assigns internet addresses on Wednesday, saying it was not a fit venue for internet governance and that alternatives should be sought.
The head of the Internet regulator says a push from China and Russia for governments to control the web will be "dead on arrival" but that he hopes a consensus will emerge before the US cedes its oversight role.