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    Don't Like the UN? How About GAC? | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 84 comments | Search Discussion
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    Don't Like the UN ? How about the U.S. FCC ?
    by Anonymous on Friday August 19 2005, @11:05AM (#15988)
    Don't Like the UN ? How about the U.S. FCC ?

    The U.S. FCC is preparing to take over assignment
    of IP address spectrum from ICANN. Major telcos
    and wireless providers are helping to inform the
    FCC officials about the new technology and the
    critical role the FCC can play in helping to
    maintain stability and security of the .NET.

    Amateur networkers, like amateur radio (HAMS),
    will of course continue to play their amateur
    games on amateur networks. They operate in a
    different part of the network address spectrum
    and consumers rarely cross their path.

    The new FCC run root-servers, out-sourced to
    the .US TLD operator (to be selected) will of
    course use the 13 golden addresses that belong
    to the U.S. Government's ARPA and DOD funded
    Internet. The U.S. Congress, a democratically
    elected body in cyberspace will help to determine
    the contents of those root-servers along with
    several U.S. Government agencies.
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