[DNS] The Net is anarchy: keep it that way

[DNS] The Net is anarchy: keep it that way

From: Ian Smith <smithi§nimnet.asn.au>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 11:14:57 +1000 (EST)
On Mon, 24 Oct 2005, Josh Rowe wrote:

 > The Net is anarchy: keep it that way
 > http://www.theage.com.au/news/technology/the-net-is-anarchy-keep-it-that-way/2005/10/23/1130006004185.html
 > 
 > "The internet needs the technicians of ICANN, not the policy committees of the UN."

What an incredibly ill-informed article.  It paints ICANN as if it were
some sort of independent body, not even mentioning that it is subject to
the lately stated intent of the US Dept of Commerce to maintain American
control of ICANN (and the root zone, including all CCTLDs) indefinitely,
while painting the desire of other countries to have some sort of say in
their own affairs as little short of a Commie plot.

Pretty much what one would expect from the Institute of Public Affairs.

 > Web names boss on bankruptcy list
 > http://www.theage.com.au/news/fulldisclosure/web-names-boss-on-bankruptcy-list/2005/10/23/1130006002477.html
 > 
 > "A SHONKY businessman who misled tens of thousands of businesses into
 > buying domain names that they did not need has been declared
 > bankrupt." 

Now that was worth a read ..

Cheers, Ian
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