Tarry for the Nonce

July 15, 2005

Because the U.N. Will Do Such a Better Job?

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 3:41 pm

I don’t really have anything specific to say about ICANN, other than I found the information of interest:

A U.N. panel created to recommend how the Internet should be run in the future has failed to reach consensus but did agree that no single country should dominate.

The United States stated two weeks ago that it intended to maintain control over the computers that serve as the Internet’s principal traffic cops . . .

One option would largely keep the current system intact, with a U.S.-based non-profit organization, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, continuing to handle basic policies over Internet addresses.

At the other end, ICANN would be revamped and new international agencies formed under the auspices of the United Nations.


1 Comment

  1. ICANN…let’s see… they’re corrupt now.

    Even before ’01, when my friend and I considered getting a new top-level domain (required writing a new DNS engine and a $50,000 non-refundable donation to join the club…was a bit too steep to not be guaranteed ownership of a new TLD), they’ve gone down hill. The sad part is, when the internet was young, domain names and IP addresses were handed out free, like candy, from the National Science Foundation (if I recall correctly).

    Comment by Andrew P. — July 15, 2005 @ 6:37 pm

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