Berto Jongman: ICANN Creates Controlling Council for the Internet

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ICANN creates ‘UN Security Council for the internet’, installs itself as a permanent member

In the same week that the United Nations finally gave up trying to grab control of the internet, a group of three organizations led by domain-name overseer ICANN have launched an effort to become the internet’s UN.

Attendees to the launch immediately started questioning the structure, with some asking why a council was needed at all, others asking who would decide on the other members, and all reacting badly to the creation of five permanent members, which the organizers thereafter referred to as “anchor seats”.