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    sTLDs hoping to enter legacy root CDT cautions NTIA on .xxx
    posted by Mueller on Friday October 07 2005, @02:23PM

    Kudos to the Center for Democracy and Technology which has, somewhat slowly, woken up to the threat posed by the NTIA's attempt to censor the top-level domain name space. At a time when political opportunists are somewhat selectively focusing on the "terrible threat" of a bogus "UN takeover of the Internet," CDT seems to have sensed where the most immediate problems lie - right here at home. On September 30 CDT sent a letter to Assistant Secretary of Commerce Michael Gallagher asking "the U.S. Government to remove itself from the decision-making process surrounding the creation of a .xxx Internet domain." The CDT action follows in the footsteps of the Internet Governance Project, which on September 14 transmitted to the Secretary of Commerce a Statement Opposing Political Intervention in the Internet's Core Technical Functions that obtained 103 signatures. Make that 104....?



    Meanwhile, the US Congress maintained its almost perfect record of cluelessness in Internet Governance, as a bipartisan group of Democrats and Republicans sent a letter to Ambassador Gross and NTIA's Gallagher. the letter supports the June 30, 2005 "Statement" from NTIA asserting that the US must maintain unilateral control of the root. As if that weren't clueless enough, the letter expresses support for "the US position on Internet governance as the United States delegation heads to Geneva for the Preparatory Committee for the United Nation's World Summit on the Information Society." Problem is, the Prepcom ended September 30, and the letter was dated October 5. Details, details.

     
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