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hahah im not going to give up my .com Non-Childsafe site to move to a new domain. Here we go again (: but hey I wouldn't mind a .xxx :)
People who live in the past? Those one-time rules no longer apply... it's not that some entity isn't enforcing them, it's that they're no longer policy.
Back in that day when you wanted a domain name, by the way, you had to explain on the application what business you were in, etc.
Anyway, how surprising that yet another US government official has forgotten that the Internet isn't a US property. But probably no one even at the Senator's office expects this to pass -- the bill, as the linked story relates, was announced with fanfare at a press conference attended by an actor, a tv producer, and a network vice president... a little exercise in publicity; a photo opportunity for the campaign literature. Whether the bill passes or is even feasible is less important than that a politician can be portrayed as "championing a cause."
I think all govt's have been a bit guilty of this sort of attitude... Like France trying to tell Yahoo what it can and cannot allow on it's auction sites? Or Germany trying to tell Google what outdated links is must remove from it's index, and how quickly they must be removed?
I would like to see ICANN get moved to be a UN organization. Countries should not be able to attack the Internet with there stupid laws only the world government should be able to impose laws on gTLDs.
It seems that when folks try to fix a problem, they attack it by exclusion. A more proactive approach is to develope an accomodating situation based on inclusion.
That was my particular point on using something at least like .kid so that included sites would be specifically monitored and allowed to participate based on meeting the established model from the get-go. I hear that is the approach for .aero which would be "aviation only" based.
It isn't practical to move backwards trying to clean up the mess already made, don't you think?
I'd say... no matter where ICANN, et. al. may be legally enthroned. I'd say the Internet is a strange beast existing in its own international limbo in most legal respects.
I would like to see ICANN get moved to be a UN organization.
Oh sure, and next you'll be saying there's no problem with those black helicopters that follow me everywhere too... and then comes the one world gov't, and... and.... and...
There is nothing wrong with a few black helicopters, So what if a few extra birds watching me get groceries. ;)