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    Re: Can a Government force ICANN to ban some domai
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Monday September 02 2002, @09:52AM (#8927)
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    A google search on batasuna returns about 79,000 hits. So do you ban google too? Well, China seems to think that's a swell idea. And China will outnumber all other internet users put together in 5 to 8 years if one believes the projections of VeriSign and others. If China then demands that ICANN or its successor block a domain, d'ya think ICANN will listen? If they don't, d'ya think China will listen to ICANN?

    And I've ranted before about getting google.ca (.ca=Canada, which is where I am) even when I request google.com. Google.ca returns an additional 5,000 hits for batasuna. One wonders what those using google.com are missing. Internet balkanization is already well underway.

    And using Ben Edelman's China filtertest tool, both google.com and google.ca are reported as inaccessible. Yahoo, which according to the Reuters article, makes use of google searches, is accessible. AOL search, which is powered by google, is also presently accessible. Routing around internet balkanization is also well underway. -g

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