One of our predictions was that the new administration would let ICANN go from US control.
Today a The Australian IT published an article, already putting the pressure on the new administration to give up control of ICANN.
Australian IT is a widely read publication, (Alexa ranking of 507; Compete.com monthly traffic estimate of 1.6 million people).
“”””Twomey (head of ICANN) is Australian, a former McKinsey consultant and one-time senior Australian tech bureaucrat, and his main Washington lobbyist, Paul Levins, is also an Aussie.
“”””It will be a job well done if they can convince Obama to finally release ICANN from the clutches of the US Government.”””””
Expect this to be a big issue in the coming year since ICANN agreement with the US commerce Department is up for review next September.