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    Five More Years! WSIS Settles Nothing but Paves Way for More Debate | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 28 comments | Search Discussion
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    ICANN (CA) and ARIN, ISOC, V$ and Vinton Cerf (VA)
    by Anonymous on Saturday November 19 2005, @04:40PM (#16518)
    ICANN (CA) and ARIN, ISOC, V$ and Vinton Cerf (VA)

    Laughing all the way to those Northern Virginia banks...and some California ones also...

    Led by Reps. John Doolittle (R-Calif.), Rick Boucher (D-Va.), and Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), and first introduced in October, House Resolution 268 passed 423 to 0.

    "This sounds like more of the same from heavy-handed U.N. bureaucrats," said Doolittle in a statement Wednesday. "Whether they call it a 'board' or a 'forum' it's clear that the ultimate goal of the U.N. is still to wrest control of the Internet."

    "The United States invented the Internet and it has been our gift to the world, paid for by our taxpayers," Doolittle continued. "The U.N.'s desire to take that gift as a means of increasing its power must be stopped."

    Resolution 268 demands that the U.S. "send clear signals to the marketplace that the current structure of oversight and management of the Internet's domain name and addressing service works" and that "the authoritative root zone server should remain physically located in the United States and the Secretary of Commerce should maintain oversight of ICANN."
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