Wasn't sure whether this was tech chat or serious discussion, as it is a deeply political issue. Currently the Obama administration is giving control of ICANN to the the UN. The Republicans have tried to push through a number of measures and lawsuits to stop this, so far unsuccessfully. What this actually means is firstly this puts a stop to victims of terror being able to sue the website owned by terrorists to get compensation. "U.S. control of domain names has guaranteed freedom of speech and commerce across the Internet, against the strenuous efforts of countries like China and Iran to suppress Internet traffic and content. In addition, victims of international terror have found potential relief in U.S. courts by suing to seize the domain names of countries like Iran in lieu of direct compensation. Without U.S. control, those victims would have no possible recourse." -Joel Pollak This first part of Pollak's statement is the most worrying to me. China, Iran, Russia, these nations are all apart of the UN with China and Russia being two of the five permanent members of the powerful Security Council. What happens when one of these countries or all 3 of them band together to start trying to silence American news agencies because of Free Speech? It's not an "if" they will try to pull IP's from American news agencies but a when, and more importantly how hard will the rest of the UN actually fight to let America keep its freedom of the press? As much as I bash American news agencies for taking sides politically, at least they are free to report any story, what happens when that goes away? It will be openly conservative news agencies like BrietBart that go first, but it won't stop there.