Email Portability Approved by Knesset Committee

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at
Mon Feb 22 17:35:37 UTC 2010

On 2/22/2010 11:28 AM, Joe Abley wrote:
> On 2010-02-22, at 10:09, Gadi Evron wrote:
>> The email portability bill has just been approved by the Knesset's
>> committee for legislation, sending it on its way for the full
>> legislation process of the Israeli parliament.
>> While many users own a free email account, many in Israel still
>> make use of their ISP's email service.
> Just out of interest, are those ISP-tied e-mail addresses always run
> by the ISP, or are they occasionally outsourced in the manner of
> Rogers' (Canada) or BT's (UK) respective deals with Yahoo! (US)?
> It'd be an interesting twist if contracts between e-mail providers
> outside Israel and ISPs inside suddenly made this requirement for
> e-mail address portability leak beyond Israel's borders.

I have been wondering about that too--the Internet may be the only
artifact of human existence that is generally border insensitive (with
exceptions we don't need to enumerate).

I note that quite a few country TLDs are hosted in other countries.
Whose laws prevail?

"Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to
take everything you have."

Remember:  The Ark was built by amateurs, the Titanic by professionals.

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