Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Jul 2006 15:42 UTC
Internet & Networking This week, The Register ran a story on how the US supposedly had given up its 'control' over ICANN. ICANN, the body which assigns IP addresses and domain names worldwide, currently falls under the US Commerce Department via a contractual agreement; this means the US government can control ICANN. El Reg claimed the US had given up this control; Ars was quick to respond, stating that "the existing arrangement was likely to continue, at least for another year." Since the US had stated that it wanted to fully privatise ICANN by 2000, we'll have to wait and see what ICANN looks like in a year. In the meantime, do we really want the US to open up ICANN?
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RE[3]: compatibility
by hobgoblin on Sun 30th Jul 2006 21:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: compatibility"
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no, you cant take the exact same physical train all the way to beijing. but you can jump from train to train like a ip package jumps from router to router.

somhow i think that tcp/ip would still be the international standard as its a software solution, and fully free to implement for anyone out there (iirc that is).

the concept of railroad is the same the world over, while the physical implementation have slight variations depending on what nations and where inside the nations your at.

hell, they managed to build a phone system that allows me to call someone on the other side of the globe without goverment intevention outside of their national borders, didnt they?

the trick is to agree to a comprimise that have some positives for each side, not force your view on the other side.

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