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Judge denies block on Internet address transfer

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posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 05:53 PM
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A federal judge in the Southern District of Texas on Friday denied a last-ditch request for an injunction against the long-awaited shift of oversight of the Internet’s address book from the U.S. Department of Commerce to a non-profit organization.

The denial means the shift should go forward as expected as 12:00 AM Saturday morning.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, has been in charge of the master list of Internet address since 1998, under a contract with the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

On Thursday the attorneys general of Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas and Nevada filed a lawsuit asking a Federal district court to block the transition, alleging it amounts to giving up U.S. government property, among other complaints.

However on Friday the request for a temporary restraining order was denied.

Judge denies block on Internet address transfer

The long awaited internet DNS transfer is here. Happens at midnight tonight. I hope nothing changes and it goes smoothly.

Heres a news clip before court today


In a last-ditch effort to stop the planned transfer, the attorneys general of four states — Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, and Nevada — are in Galveston Federal Court today, where they are asking Judge George Hanks to grant a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to block the imminent transfer and give the states sufficient time to sort out legal and constitutional issues, as well as provide protections to state government websites that could be at risk from the transfer.
www.thenewamerican.com...

Any thoughts about the upcoming transfer?




posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 05:54 PM
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The internets dies now?


I predict that no one will notice any change. Because there will not be any change in the way domain names are administered.

edit on 9/30/2016 by Phage because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 06:39 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
The internets dies now?


I predict that no one will notice any change. Because there will not be any change in the way domain names are administered.


You won't notice any change...until there's a problem.



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 06:40 PM
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a reply to: Nucleardoom

I predict no one will notice any change.



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 06:41 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Yea, for now. I predict "unknown" problems in the (near) future.



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 06:52 PM
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So ICANN goes wild because the US doesn't have total control of it.

The US will still be able to put a drone strike on ICANN if it goes terrorist on the DNS.



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 06:54 PM
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originally posted by: Nucleardoom
a reply to: Phage

Yea, for now. I predict "unknown" problems in the (near) future.


Some people with not much understanding of how things actually work will blame any internet problems they have on this!



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 06:56 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

Actually, the US didn't have total control of it.



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 06:58 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

If it gets TOO messy, STAY away from their businesses!
You could end up as a collateral hit.



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 07:02 PM
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originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: roadgravel

If it gets TOO messy, STAY away from their businesses!
You could end up as a collateral hit.

Whose businesses?



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 07:05 PM
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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is a nonprofit organization that is responsible for coordinating the maintenance and procedures of several databases related to the namespaces of the Internet - thereby ensuring the network's stable and secure operation. ICANN performs the actual technical maintenance work of the central Internet address pools and DNS Root registries pursuant to the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) function contract.

Much of its work has concerned the Internet's global Domain Name System, including policy development for internationalization of the DNS system, introduction of new generic top-level domains (TLDs), and the operation of root name servers. The numbering facilities ICANN manages include the Internet Protocol address spaces for IPv4 and IPv6, and assignment of address blocks to regional Internet registries. ICANN also maintains registries of Internet protocol identifier


This is all they do.



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 07:06 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

Yes.
They maintain a database.



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 07:30 PM
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People who register domain names should know that 18 cents is sent to them out of the fee.
edit on 9/30/2016 by roadgravel because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 07:32 PM
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Why are people getting so worked up about who gives out internet domain names?



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 07:33 PM
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a reply to: Ohanka
Domain names? You mean they don't rule the internet?



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 07:45 PM
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originally posted by: Ohanka
Why are people getting so worked up about who gives out internet domain names?


They maintain the database and root level servers.



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 07:48 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel
You're not talking about hardware, are you?

The authoritative name servers that serve the DNS root zone, commonly known as the “root servers”, are a network of hundreds of servers in many countries around the world. They are configured in the DNS root zone as 13 named authorities, as follows.

www.iana.org...



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 07:56 PM
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Here is some background

It's more of the protocols, TLDs and target addresses, right?



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 08:02 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

Protocols for assignations, yes.
But mostly making sure that the "wires" don't get crossed. That IDs remain unique. A database.



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 10:07 PM
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originally posted by: hellobruce

originally posted by: Nucleardoom
a reply to: Phage

Yea, for now. I predict "unknown" problems in the (near) future.


Some people with not much understanding of how things actually work will blame any internet problems they have on this!


Dude my internet has been slow all day, it has never been like this. I am streaming Netflix on 3 devices and I can barely load ATS. You can't tell me it isn't because of this. Seriously.



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