Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Sep 2005 11:17 UTC
Internet & Networking At PrepCom3, a dramatic last-minute deal drawn up by the EU may mark the end of the US government's control of the internet. In essence, [the EU called for] a new version of the current overseeing body ICANN and an end to the US government's overall control of the DNS. The US was scathing about the proposals, within minutes telling delegates that it "can't in any way allow any changes" that would prevent it from having overall control of the internet. Other countries, like Brazil, China, Iran and Cuba support the proposal. Brazil's ambassador outlined: "It is not a question of being anti-ICANN, it's about having a very clear and open and democratic and inclusive mechanism of overview of certain functions that today are performed by ICANN with no kind of supervision."
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Sharing vs. Giving
by Calvin on Fri 30th Sep 2005 13:40 UTC
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As humans, we understand the need to share, but I don't think you can claim there is a universal duty to give anything that is not needed by others. The US does share the technology it developed, on its own terms. I see no reason to give other coutries something that your nation's resources were used to develope.

Build your own domain system servers, or use ours. Its up to you. If you want to the right to change the rules of our DNS system, offer to buy your way in. If the price is right, any thing is for sale including access and power.

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