Linked by David Adams on Tue 6th Mar 2012 16:23 UTC
Legal If you run a web site or service that runs afoul of US law, and that site is hosted overseas, then the US legal system doesn't have much recourse, right? Wrong. Because the .com, .net, and .org top level domains are managed by a US company, the government can come to Verisign with a court order and seize your domain, effectively shutting you down. And because of a quirk of internet history that made the US-controlled domains the de-facto standard for web sites, this is a situation that's quite possibly permanent.
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Why is this wrong?
by Drathmere on Tue 6th Mar 2012 23:12 UTC
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2012-03-06

The US funded everything that became the internet. It seems only reasonable that it got first pick of domains. If a person or a company does not want to have any US involvement, pick another TLD. That seems easy enough. There are a lot of options now. Not so in the beginning, but times have changed!

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