BERLIN -- Some ICANN board members believe progress towards autonomy from the U.S.
Commerce Department has been slowed, or even halted, since Sept. 11.
had signs that things have changed since Sept. 11," said Andy Mueller-Maguhn, Europe's
representative of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. "It might
be that after the Sept. 11 attacks, the U.S. government is not behaving as if it
would give any kind of control away. It doesn't look like it at least to me, to be
honest, not all.
"If the United States government never plans to give authority
over the root zone files to ICANN," Mueller-Maguhn continued, "then the issue might
be raised ... if it's just the simulation of an institution where the real power
is the United States government."
I have said in the past - ICANN is a Government held QUANGO.
QUANGO stands for
Quasi-Autonomous Non-Governmental Organisation
"In UK, the Government put these
quango layers in - to abuse powers and so Government can deny resposibility.
you see a quango - there always seems to be underhand dealing going on."
wants US Government to give control away. To become Autonomous.
I think that US
Government will always have the last word and ICANN will always be controlled by