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    Re: U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Good God what will we do without our strategic reserve of domain names.
    Yea and remember how the Panamanians filled in the Panama canal? We need to keep the whole world under our thumb.

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    Re: U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I don't think American understands how this internet thing works.
    I blame public education. The Internet is really not that hard to understand, well, from the technology point anyway.
    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Yeah, give up control and trust the other clowns to keep it going.
    In other words, the tower of babel will be raised once again?
    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Considering that ICANN has been operating independently of the US government for years, then this is nothing but acknowledging the reality of the situation.

    Now had it been creating a new organisation instead of ICANN, then you might have a point, but else it is just another lame ass attempt by you to attack Obama.
    Just as long as registering a new domain name doesn't take any longer than it does now, I really don't see a problem.

    When it comes to managing the address space, well, that's a bit more technical, and it would seem that solid foundations have already been laid. If the new organization screws that part up, it could bring world wide access to a Skreetching halt, but then, isn't the majority of traffic in country anyway?

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    Re: U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet

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    U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet - The Washington Post



    Barack Obama is a ****ing jackass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    More of that famous liberal strength through weakness.

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    Re: U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet

    It makes sense really... with the diffuse nature of the net in today's world, U.S. control is obsolete. I see this as a positive transition.

    There are servers all over the planet now so it's not like the U.S. is the be all and end all of the internet.

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    Re: U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    More of that famous liberal strength through weakness.
    What? Are we going to compel the world through our oversight of domain name registration? Maybe we can get Iran to give up the bomb in exchange for an Iranian domain name, something like .ir.

    OMG WAIT IT ALREADY EXISTS, and its already administrated in Iran!!! We just gave away our BEST LEVERAGE against these guys!

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    Re: U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Yea and remember how the Panamanians filled in the Panama canal? We need to keep the whole world under our thumb.
    Close. America's former worst president in history, Jimmy Carter, naively gave the Panama Canal back to the Panamanians, who immediately transferred operational rights to the Chinese.
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    Re: U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    More of that famous liberal strength through weakness.
    I got another one.

    In your mind strength is having a marginal influence over who gets what kind of domain names on the internet, but having a universal healthcare system that would keep our citizens healthy and productive while costing the government less than what it already spends on healthcare is a weakness?

    Are you embarrassed yet?

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    Re: U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Isn't there a required American history test or something? America's former worst president in history, Jimmy Carter, naively gave the Panama Canal back to the Panamanians, who immediately transferred operational rights to the Chinese.
    No they didn't

    Panama Canal Authority - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Unless you want to say that China is looking at building another canal through central American despite already controlling the one already there?

    Chinese tycoon plans to rival Panama Canal with $40 billion waterway through Nicaragua - Washington Times

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    Re: U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    No they didn't

    Panama Canal Authority - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Unless you want to say that China is looking at building another canal through central American despite already controlling the one already there?

    Chinese tycoon plans to rival Panama Canal with $40 billion waterway through Nicaragua - Washington Times
    Wrong. China assumed operational control in 1999.
    Last edited by Ray410; 03-15-14 at 07:51 PM.

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    Re: U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    When it comes to managing the address space, well, that's a bit more technical, and it would seem that solid foundations have already been laid. If the new organization screws that part up, it could bring world wide access to a Skreetching halt, but then, isn't the majority of traffic in country anyway?
    Actually the problem is not as much as ICANN is situated in the US and "run by" the US, but that it should be fully independent of government, which it now will be. And with the NSA scandal the critical voices over the years have been all but justified so this move is a good thing.

    Now must registrations are done locally in national countries, and it is only really .com, .org and those that ICANN deal with these days as far as I understand it. But they do set the rules for domains, like adding .XXX and others lately. The irony here is that the XXX domain was blocked for years by a coalition of countries that included the US and muslim countries... but it is here now.

    As for traffic... no it is not local. You would be amazed how much "local" traffic has to pass through servers some where the Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania area.... which is one of the issues lots of people now understand why... Try doing a trace route in Europe and see the route go over US IP addresses despite the end station being in Europe. Depends on the service and webpage though.
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