“Two US organizations – a non-profit and a corporation – are planning to ‘quietly’ give governments around the world the right to seize domain names by means of canceling, redirecting, or transferring control…

If accepted, this would let Verisign… to deny, cancel, redirect, or transfer registration or transaction, or put any domain name on registry lock or hold it in another manner – and all this ‘as it deems necessary, in its unlimited and sole discretion.’”

Analyst Comment: With corporate media dying, western governments will shift their focus to controlling the growth of alternative media on the internet. Expect a lot more action on regulating the internet in western nations over the next few years.