I feel like there needs to be a concerted push to move all internet infrastructure into the control of the hands of the United Nations — currently the US controls too much.
Organisations such as IANA and ICANN are based in the US, which means they could see pressure to force domain registrars to comply with US laws. This is greatly worrying.
I don't have the political chops to push for this, but I'd happily sign any campaign.
I'm not to deep into this topic, but just wanting to give an idea of existing projects that try to build a web controled by it's user.
OpenNIC is a user-owned and -controlled top-level Network Information Center that offers a non-national alternative to traditional Top-Level Domain (TLD) registries such as #ICANN.
'Guifi.net is a free, open and neutral, mostly wireless telecommunications community network, with over 33,000 active nodes and about 46,000 km of wireless links...
This particular nightmare scenario is only possible if you're using a browser where the CA certificates are controlled by an adversary (usually your employer, on a work computer).
IMO this is a human rights violation, but it's basically ubiquitous on office networks. Almost unknown on private computers, though.
this page contains instroduction to install ones own home server that can also run as a #meshnet. The standart installation is through using #tor for domain registration.
thought in any case it's also important to think about emergency situations.
Here an example that spontaneously erupted in the US after hurricane in #puertorico
Not related directly to #ICANN but showing that we can rethink the current structure and build something different
*wanting to say we don't need to keep the status quo as a base for finding a solution