The following is a letter I wrote to Congressman John Sullivan:
I urge you to support resolution 268, introduced by Rep. John Doolittle, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, and Rep. Rick Boucher. This resolution states, “…the United States and the Secretary of Commerce should maintain oversight of ICANN so that ICANN can continue to manage the day-to-day operation of the Internet's domain name and addressing system well, remain responsive to all Internet stakeholders worldwide, and otherwise fulfill its core technical mission.”
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, is the origination that coordinates the Domain Name System (DNS), and manages the top-level domains for the internet.
I believe that it is vitally important that the US, through ICANN, retain control of the root level domain servers. Miring the role of internet by handing the reigns to an international body would have devastating effects, varying levels of bureaucratic red-tape would be added, introducing a stifling affect on business and innovation. In addition, the international community has an abysmal record in roles involving oversight. We cannot afford to hand them the reigns to the internet. Please support resolution 268
Steven H. Roemerman
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