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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ITU ? That would be a bad choice
by Lennie on Wed 7th Mar 2012 00:00 UTC
Lennie
Member since:
2007-09-22

At times people suggested ICANN be based in Switzerland and be declared it independant.

Although when you look at FIFA for example it might turn out to be a bad idea too ;-)

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

The question is not if it's bad or good but if it would be worse or better.

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