activeco - 7:49 am on Jul 11, 2005 (gmt 0) The article from 1998:
Well, IMO there shouldn't be the question WHO controlls DNS root servers at all.
The control itself defies the modern meaning and spirit of the Internet.
OK, such crucial environment should be administered, but that administration must be distributed between "trusted parties" and not in hands of a single one, much like everything else on the internet.
It is not the question "will they?" but rather "can they?" which should be properly answered.
No "party" should be in control of the free exchange of information, whether it is US, UN or Eugene Kashpureff.
The article from 1998: