Who controlls the Internet?

Tarig Yassin tariq198487 at hotmail.com
Sun Jul 25 13:05:59 CDT 2010

probabaly every web server in USA e.g. Google, Verisign and sourceforge.


What if a large orginization which has an infrstructure in many countires, in which regulations the will comply, in terms to ban other countries accessing to thier Internet resources.


my regards,
Tarig Y. Adam

> From: patrick at ianai.net
> Subject: Re: Who controlls the Internet?
> Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2010 13:55:56 -0400
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> On Jul 25, 2010, at 13:24, Tarig Yassin <tariq198487 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > I want to show you some obstacles that some countries face them every day.
> > 
> > For example when users from Sudan trying to access some web site they will get a *Forbidden Access Error* message.
> > 
> > And some messages say: you are forbidden to access this web site because your IP address appears form country black listed due to USA government policy.
> > 
> > 
> > I would like to issue a question here, who controls this Internet?
> No one.
> To be more clear, no on person, company, government, or any other entity controls "the Internet". Not even ICANN. 
> Also, I am interested in examples of sites that the US gov't has blocked or otherwise somehow limited access. Please exclude sites owned by the US gov't itself. (Any entity which owns a web server can configure the ACLs on that sever however they plz as far as I'm concerned.)
> -- 
> patrick
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