Tag: Heather Dryden

ICANN GAC must de-ITU itself to gain sustainability

If GAC want legitimacy in their actions and decisions they must delink themselves from acting like the ITU. The UN led ITU originally founded as the International Telegraph Union, is a specialized agency of the UN that is responsible for issues that concern information and communication technologies. Late last year, an controversial conference was held in Dubai with a view to change the 1980’s ITR that have almost been rendered untenable going by the rapidly changing technology landscape that is largely internet based. The meeting is now famous for a stalemate with delegates from countries differing on substantial issues that touched mainly on the continued need for a free internet a platform with which the Internet thrives on virtually. The ITU was seen as though seeking means to mana