Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Nov 2010 10:46 UTC
Legal The US is really ramping up its war on intellectual property infringement, a war which I'm sure will be just as successful, cheap and supported by the people as the wars on drugs and terrorism. The US has started seizing the domain names of various websites through ICANN - not because owners of these sites were convicted of anything, but merely because complaints have been filed against them. Anyone want to take a guess how long it will be before the US government blocks WikiLeaks? Update: The blocks function outside of the US too. In other words, the US is forcing its views upon the rest of the world once again.
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RE: All end in .net and .com
by oiaohm on Sat 27th Nov 2010 14:28 UTC in reply to "All end in .net and .com"
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Notice how the whole list are .net and .com websites. I guess they didn't want to start directly doing international precedent.

Also, https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Alternative_DNS_root

Again go threw the list of Alternative DNS root. Notice how many are USA based. All registers have to obey the country they are based in.

All routing also has to obey the country they are physically in.

All under the rules of Safe Harbor. Sorry to say the law is the law. You cannot knowingly support a criminal in there crimes. Most countries have this in there laws.

Sorry free speech does not cover copyright infringement. Running your own DNS servers will not help long term when you remember the routing has to obey the same rules.

.net .com are fair warning. Simplest and the fastest todo. Expect to see more domains outside .net .com effected over the next year.

Remember we are running low on IPV4 address space. So reallocating IP's will be beneficial for buying more time.

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