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[2]: All end in .net and .com
by zimbatm on Sat 27th Nov 2010 18:04 UTC in reply to "RE: All end in .net and .com"
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I won't go into the debate whenever those websites are criminal or not, since there haven't even been a court ruling issued for them. Moreover, the laws are not the same in every countries, so here we have America enforcing their "laws" to everyone. In that case I prefer China, at least they only enforce their laws to their own country.

What I merely wanted to point at, it that it's possible to have other root DNS. If ICANN is no longer neutral, then countries will have to have their own root DNS, so that they can selectively choose which domains they want filtered or not. They can also protect their own TLD from being overridden by the ICANN (in their country). That's what will happen in the end I fear.

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