US to relinquish control of Internet

Bob Evans bob at FiberInternetCenter.com
Sat Mar 15 12:39:18 UTC 2014


> (As if the US has "control" anyway....)
>
> It's all over the "popular press", strange I haven't seen it here.
>
> 	<http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/200889-us-to-relinquish-internet-control>
> 	<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2014/ntia-announces-intent-transition-key-internet-domain-name-functions>
> 	<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-14mar14-en.htm>
> 	<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-14mar14-en.htm>
> 	<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-14mar14-en.htm>
>
> Etc., etc.
>
> It's nice of the DoC to "relinquish" control, but I really don't see it
> changing much other than quieting down some hype from countries that were
> saying they were pissed at the US for "controlling" the Internet. And I
> couldn't really see those countries doing anything about it unless the US
> did something actually bad, which they wouldn't do IMHO.
>
> Was I being a pollyanna?

Yep, way to optimistic. The world always wants the success of capitalism
as long as they don't have to create the climate for it, they just want it
handed to them. Once they have it they turn it back toward socialism and
proceed to F%^$ it up. Gee, sound like the direction our system's been
trying to go in for the last 6 years.

Bob Evans

>
> --
> TTFN,
> patrick
>
>




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