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Re: UN Panel Aims to End Internet Tug of War by July

  • From: Joel Jaeggli
  • Date: Thu Feb 24 20:43:49 2005

yOn Thu, 24 Feb 2005, William Warren wrote:

If the UN wants control of the INET WE invented.  Let them build their own.
I think people get confused about who the stake holders in internet operation/governance really are... certainly ICANN allways was when I was actively observing it.

The stake holders with the most to lose are ordinary enduser consumers of interenet services. They just want to get their work / entertainment / communication done, and to the extent that technocrats, bureaucrats , crimnals , extremely greedy businesses , and rogue governments setup barriers that impede them from doing that they lose.

Fergie (Paul Ferguson) wrote:
My favorite quote(s) from this very brief article:

"Right now, the most recognizable Internet governance
body is a California-based non-profit company, the
International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

"But developing countries want an international body,
such as the U.N.'s International Telecommunication
Union (ITU), to have control over governance -- from
distributing Web site domains to fighting spam."

- ferg

"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
 Engineering Architecture for the Internet
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