SINGAPORE — Singapore is committed to a multi-stakeholder approach to managing the Internet’s technical operations.
Communications and Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim said that at a meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) this morning (March 24).
Just this month, the United States said it will hand over control of such operations to a global group which includes businesses and governments.
US said that the move will mark the “final phase of the privatisation” of the Internet’s domain name system.
Internet stakeholders from around the world are in Singapore to discuss how the handover can proceed - marking the first of global community consultation sessions on the transition process.
Currently, the US has the final word in changes to globally used data on top-level domain names like .com, .net and .org. CHANNEL NEWSASIA