SevenCubed - 3:50 pm on Jul 6, 2011 (gmt 0)
Regulation of all facets of the Internet (International Network), with the exception of country specific domains, should be overseen by an International delegation. If any one country feels it must have sole control over it -- build their in-country network and disconnect itself from the world. No great loss for the world, it will only affect the citizens within the uncompromising country who's knowledge will continue to shrink. Poor education, driven by limited knowledge, leads to an eventual collapse of that society. Excessive commercial control is already dumbing-down the Internet as it is
And why is it that some of the world's country specific domains, such as .co, become world property? Aren't those types of decisions controlled by ICANN, and American non-profit? Why is it ok to pillage another country's domain because it closely fits the .com yet it isn't ok for .com to come under control of an international delegation of countries?
In a day when barriers should be collapsing more controlling countries are raising them out of fear of loss-of-control.
If the USA wants the .com's -- bah, take em. Just to be safe, because of this noise, going forward I'll be registering all domains as .ca just to avoid potential pitfalls down the road. It's not worth the hassle.
Boo! Did ya jump?