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    Country-Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs) One day left: sign against Italian Government interference into .it ccTLD
    posted by michael on Thursday December 19 2002, @04:07AM

    Anonymous writes "A petition is online to try to avoid that the .it registry (for Italian domain names) goes into the hands of the Italian Government."



    This week, on Dec. 20, in Rome, Italy, following a move that is trying to deprive the Italian Internet users administration and management their own ccTLD the Italian Ministry of Communication will held a closed-door meeting to decide on the establishment of a new Government sponsored Foundation that will impose rules on all .it domains, as well as rule on the "deployment of Internet" in the country. The proposed Foundation will include a majority in the Executive Committee nominated by various Government offices, including a representative from the Ministry of Interiors (police). The name of the Foundation is rumoured to be "Fondazione Antonio Meucci", the Italian inventor of the telephone.

    The Government decision comes at the same time of a similar contradictory the decision of the current ICANN registered body for .it registrations (the Italian National Research Institute (CNR-IAT, http://www.nic.it/RA/)) to unilateraly dismiss the user elected body "Italian Naming Authority (http://www.nic.it/NA)" as the technical council to set rules for .it domain registration. The Italian Naming Authority is a non profit, technical body comprising some of the best and well known experts of Internet that has so far set rules for the registration of .it domains.

    Several representatives of the Italian Internet community are opposing both moves, and are promoting a return of "democratic" and technical ruling of the .it domains, vs. a proposed political dominance. They are against any imposed attempt to interfere with established Internet names registration policies in Italy.

    For more information in Italian, please visit http://www.na.nexus.org/

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    Forget.about.it
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Thursday December 19 2002, @05:25AM (#10597)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    I see that somebody actually has a site up at the address think.about.it... but, unfortunately, the owner of about.it hasn't created forget.about.it! :)
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    Re: One day left: sign against Italian Government
    by Anonymous on Sunday December 22 2002, @12:16AM (#10643)
    Hey! That's *my* petition! It wasn't really meant to be publicized outside of Italy, but anyway, thanks for the support :-)

    (original site: http://na.bertola.eu.org/)
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    Re: One day left: sign against Italian Government
    by Anonymous on Sunday December 22 2002, @12:16AM (#10644)
    Hey! That's *my* petition! It wasn't really meant to be publicized outside of Italy, but anyway, thanks for the support :-)

    (original site: http://na.bertola.eu.org/)
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    Re: One day left: sign against Italian Government
    by Anonymous on Sunday December 22 2002, @01:05AM (#10645)
    Hey! That's *my* petition! It wasn't really meant to be publicized outside of Italy, but anyway, thanks for the support :-)

    (original site: http://na.bertola.eu.org/)
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    Re: One day left: sign against Italian Government
    by Anonymous on Sunday December 22 2002, @01:05AM (#10646)
    Hey! That's *my* petition! It wasn't really meant to be publicized outside of Italy, but anyway, thanks for the support :-)

    (original site: http://na.bertola.eu.org/)
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