Brad Blakeman: Ceding Control of Internet ‘Part of President’s Strategy of Appeasement & Pandering’
The U.S. government plans to open up the body that manages Internet names and addresses to the global Internet community.
This would mean giving up control of a system developed in the U.S.
Brad Blakeman, former deputy assistant to President George W. Bush, explained the plan to Harris Faulkner on “Fox Report.” He said the Department of Commerce currently keeps track of and doles out all domains and IP addresses. Now, the Obama administration wants to cede that authority to an international body.
“I think it’s part of the president’s strategy of appeasement and pandering,” Blakeman said.
According to Blakeman, the move could raise access fees for domains and IP addresses.
“We should control it. We made it, we paid for it, it’s ours,” he said.