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The US lets go of the internet will anyone notice?
NewScientist ^ | October 13, 2009 | Gareth Morgan

Posted on 10/15/2009 12:04:24 AM PDT by bogusname

POLITICAL power is rarely ceded without good reason. So eyebrows were raised last week when the US Department of Commerce decided to relax its grip on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the body responsible for the naming system that ensures that when you type a web address, your browser knows where to go. In future, governments and other international organisations will be able to nominate staff to sit on one of ICANN's three newly created steering committees, something the DoC had resisted for years. "What it really means," says ICANN's chief executive Rod Beckstrom, "is that we're going global."

(Excerpt) Read more at newscientist.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhocommerce; commerce; doc; global; gnso; icann; international; internet
We are so headed toward a world government.
1 posted on 10/15/2009 12:04:24 AM PDT by bogusname
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To: bogusname; Velveeta; WestCoastGal; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; milford421; Godzilla; MestaMachine; ...
The US lets go of the internet – will anyone notice?

Ping.

2 posted on 10/15/2009 12:07:16 AM PDT by LucyT
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To: bogusname

A Global Post Office


3 posted on 10/15/2009 12:12:50 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Nachum

ping. FWIW


4 posted on 10/15/2009 12:15:01 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: Vendome

lol yeppers


5 posted on 10/15/2009 12:15:03 AM PDT by bogusname (Banish All Lliberals)
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To: bogusname

How soon before the un starts taxing it? How will the poor pay for it?


6 posted on 10/15/2009 12:18:44 AM PDT by JoSixChip (Time to start organizing, that's if we are ever going to.)
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To: All

http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/101309_ICANN_Names_Three_New_GNSO_Council_Members

“ICANN Names Three New GNSO Council Members”
Tags: government appointments ICANN domains
By Justin Lee, October 13, 2009

SNIPPET: “(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Internet regulation body ICANN (www.icann.org) announced this week it has named three individuals to serve as non-commercial stakeholder group representatives on the new Generic Names Supporting Organization Council at its September 30th board meeting.

The appointees include Mohammed Rafik Dammak of Tunisia, Rosemary Sinclair of Australia and Debra Hughes of the United States.
The board’s structural improvements committee reviewed the applications from a range of volunteers before recommending to the full board three candidates to serve on the GNSO Council for the next two years.

The newly appointed individuals were recommended by the SIC based on their skills, experience, background, knowledge, passion and ability to help build non-commercial participation and contribute to the work of the GNSO.
The committee paid particular attention to the candidates’ ability to contribute to diversity of geographic representation on the council.”


7 posted on 10/15/2009 12:19:37 AM PDT by Cindy
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“diversity of geographic representation on the council.”

What? No Israelis?/sarc


8 posted on 10/15/2009 12:27:46 AM PDT by MestaMachine (One if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by Air Force 1.)
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To: Cindy

Thanks Cindy


9 posted on 10/15/2009 12:29:48 AM PDT by bogusname (Banish All Lliberals)
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To: JoSixChip
How will the poor pay for it?

They won't be able to afford the tax, so they will be afforded a "subsidy".

Just like we will be forced to buy "insurance" for our "health care" and if we can't afford to buy the "insurance" it will be "subsidized".

This is how your all-caring "government" will shove it all down your throat, whether you like it or not.

10 posted on 10/15/2009 12:30:43 AM PDT by FlyVet
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To: bogusname

You’re welcome bogusname.


11 posted on 10/15/2009 12:38:58 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: bogusname

Censorship is coming.

Censorship is coming.

Censorship is coming.

Does anyone care? :(


12 posted on 10/15/2009 12:45:52 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: bogusname
We are so headed toward a world government.

Not if we have anything to do with it.

13 posted on 10/15/2009 12:47:16 AM PDT by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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To: bogusname

They will when the French break it and bring it back and want a new one.


14 posted on 10/15/2009 12:52:39 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK
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To: Bullish

I’ve been saying all along that it’s time for a civil war.


15 posted on 10/15/2009 12:56:19 AM PDT by bogusname (Banish All Lliberals)
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To: bogusname
The real danger is IPv6 and the way that a block can be allocated and then taken back.

It creates a situation akin to licensing, where you will have to agree to legal terms and conditions just to be able to have a public IP address (needed for someone to reach a web server).

16 posted on 10/15/2009 3:56:44 AM PDT by ikka (Brother, you asked for it!)
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Interesting take....an appropriate use agreement for any use of the Net.

I wonder how porn will be handled, seeing as how it’s so profitable.

Or, news.

Or, how will academicians handle themselves now?


17 posted on 10/15/2009 4:36:11 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: ikka

Got a Link? IPv6 has privacy issues however I was not aware of this?


18 posted on 10/15/2009 4:44:39 AM PDT by luckybogey
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https://www.arin.net/fees/fee_schedule.html

ARIN is the organization that serves as a coordinator for assigning IP addresses.

from that page:

ARIN will send an invoice for the annual renewal fee approximately 60 days before the fee is due. Organizations must pay their annual subscription renewal payment by their due date in accordance with the RSA(link to PDF).

If not paid according to those terms, the address space will be subject to revocation and ARIN will no longer consider the organization a General Member in good standing. All renewal and maintenance due dates are the end of the anniversary month.

19 posted on 10/15/2009 4:52:30 AM PDT by ikka (Brother, you asked for it!)
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