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Re: Let's talk about ICANN
* OFF LIST * ----- Original Message ----- From: "JC Dill" <[email protected]> To: <[email protected]> Sent: Monday, December 12, 2005 10:23 PM Subject: Let's talk about ICANNIt's old news by now but I don't see your point in saying Vint would talk "common sense" as if implying taking control away would have been against common sense. I can see the point that countries that put down all sorts of commonly talked about subjects would have made a mash of it but then that is entirely America/ICANN's fault for getting into the situation. Clinton and/or advisors were very smart in his term in office. They could foresee Internet and what it would mean to the world. At the same time they were incredibly dumb. It *SHOULD* have been registered as a company, worldwide and the offered free to all. In that way they could have kept control. Now, though there is some leeway, there is no certainty. Let's face it - when, not "if" China makes it's own version, that will be when the shit hits the fan BUT as they have the Beijing Olympics and wresting control of Internet away from what it is now would seriously harm them, they wont do anything until it is over. THAT is when China will make it's own brand Internet.I'm surprised that I've yet to see any mention here on NANOG about the Internet Governance Forum discussions that were held at the WSIS / United Nations summit in Tunisia a few weeks ago. From my reading of the various articles, it appears that the EU together with some developing nations wanted to wrest "control of the Internet" away from the US and ICANN. Was everyone unaware of this, or were you just counting on Vint Cerf to talk sense into the delegates from the other countries?
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