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    There will always be politics with IANA's DNS role
    by phoffman@proper.com on Monday March 03 2003, @03:15PM (#11265)
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    There is absolutely no way that IANA's role as the pointer to ccTLDs in the root can be done without politics. You can't say "this person is that country's representative" without politics.

    You can defer the decision to someone else (probably the UN, possibly the ITU). Even that is a political decision because many countries have internal politics that decide who gets to speak in the UN or the ITU.

    If IANA was run cleanly separate from ICANN, this would not be nearly as much of a problem as it has become. ICANN's staff have made IANA an enforcement arm, and that in turn has made ccTLDs wary of IANA.
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