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    Screw The UN
    by Anonymous on Friday December 12 2003, @03:18AM (#12739)
    Puhleeze keep control of the DNS out of the hand of the U.N. You really want China, Russia, and Lybia telling you what domains you can and cannot register? You think it's bad now with ICANN, just wait until Tanzania has a say ... what a laugher.

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    Re:Screw The UN
    by Anonymous on Friday December 12 2003, @05:23AM (#12740)
    Do you honestly think that this issue is only about DNS?

    Would it make sense to have an international body attempting to stop Spam and controlling annoying (bandwidth hogging) ads?

    Would you be against a standard that puts Adult sites in check so only those who want to go to them do so, preventing the casual surfer from being bombarded with unwanted visual exposure?

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    Re:Screw The UN
    by Anonymous on Friday December 12 2003, @05:33AM (#12741)
    "unwanted visual exposure..." Now that is a laugher. I don't want some government telling me what I can and can't surf to on the Internet. I say F the UN.
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    Re:Screw The UN
    by Anonymous on Friday December 12 2003, @06:40PM (#12743)
    The point is not that the un wants to be able to tell you what you can do and what not. The main point is that local goverments (and NOT some US company) can control their ccTLD.

    Claiming that the UN is going to control ccTLDs is a distortion in favor of ICANN. At this moment ICANN does NOT control the ccTLDs, it controls WHO controls the ccTLD.

    Wouldn't it be fair if the chinese goverment could decide who gets to administer .cn, and not the US goverment.

    It seems to me that ICANN can only save its position (wheter you like it or not) by at least accepting some basic principles for assigning ccTLDs, ie giving a clear say to local goverments.

    If they stick with the idea that ccTLDs are 'just an entry in our database', they are asking to lose control.

    The control of gTLDs if another discussion.
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