Talk about biting the hand that feeds you, ICANN is proposing to change their regulations and openly post your “real” contact information for the smut site or blog you have. Currently if you register a site such as “ILikePeepingInWindows.com” you can elect not to have your real name and address displayed if your DNS provider has a privacy option (as most do).
If you have your own site or DNS (website name) and value your privacy then click the link at the top of this blog and express your displeasure. We hide our real names for many reasons and not all of them are because we are perverts. Maybe we just want to cut down on SPAM and don’t want our email address listed or any other reason.
While this is not 1984, Big Brother is definitely trying to stick his nose under the tent and out us all. Below find some verbiage from their site about what they do. Granted their services have helped to make the Internet what it is today, but we need to say “NO MORE!”
Please click the link above and register your objections before July 7, 2015.
The global Internet community working together to promote the stability and integrity of the Internet
What is ICANN?
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is an internationally organized, non-profit corporation that has responsibility for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, protocol identifier assignment, generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) Top-Level Domain name system management, and root server system management functions. These services were originally performed under U.S. Government contract by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) and other entities. ICANN now performs the IANA function.
As a private-public partnership, ICANN is dedicated to preserving the operational stability of the Internet; to promoting competition; to achieving broad representation of global Internet communities; and to developing policy appropriate to its mission through bottom-up, consensus-based processes.
What is the Domain Name System?
The Domain Name System (DNS) helps users find their way around the Internet. Every computer on the Internet has a unique address called its “IP address” (Internet Protocol address). Because IP addresses (which are strings of numbers) are hard to remember, the DNS allows a familiar string of letters (the “domain name”) to be used instead. So rather than typing “126.96.36.199,” you can type “www.icann.org.”
What is ICANN’s Role?
ICANN is responsible for coordinating the management of the technical elements of the DNS to ensure universal resolvability so that all users of the Internet can find all valid addresses. It does this by overseeing the distribution of unique technical identifiers used in the Internet’s operations, and delegation of Top-Level Domain names (such as .com, .info, etc.).
Other issues of concern to Internet users, such as the rules for financial transactions, Internet content control, unsolicited commercial email (spam), and data protection are outside the range of ICANN’s mission of technical coordination.