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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Wrong. China assumed operational control in 1999.
    Wrong. It is handled by the Panama Canal Authority, which is an agency of the Panamanian government.

    https://www.pancanal.com/eng/acp/acp-overview.html
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    Re: U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I'm not really sure you grasp just how little this matters.
    It matters so little that there has been incredible pressure on the US Government to relinquish it's control. For something that matters so little, it's odd that it mattered so much.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    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.
    Not sure of traceroutes from EU locations to EU locations going through Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania area. I didn't think that the expensive and slower long lines across the Atlantic would make that type of traffic routing viable. I made mention of that strictly from the perspective of what makes traffic routing optimization sense. Reality could be different, I'll admit.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    It matters so little that there has been incredible pressure on the US Government to relinquish it's control. For something that matters so little, it's odd that it mattered so much.
    It means very little in the technical sense and a great deal in the political sense. Politics should never be the deciding factor on a technical question.
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    Re: U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    It means very little in the technical sense and a great deal in the political sense. Politics should never be the deciding factor on a technical question.
    But this wasn't a battle which hinged on a technical issue, it was a political battle, so why is everyone mocking the political concerns by pointing to technical issues? Why, it's almost like the mockers don't understand the political issue in play whereas those who were complaining so much knew that they were playing a political game and that their complaints weren't mere technical minutia.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Yeah, give up control and trust the other clowns to keep it going.
    Oh noes! They're going to break the internets! The system of tubes will crack and all of the information will fall out!

    Can you actually give a reason this is a bad thing. What would be a negative consequence?
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    Re: U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet

    It is threads like this that drive home to Americans the terrible devastation that multiculturalism has wreaked upon America and the formerly great American culture.

    How true it is that you cannot create a sense of culture and national pride with an immigration contract.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    It is threads like this that drive home to Americans the terrible devastation that multiculturalism has wreaked upon America and the formerly great American culture.

    How true it is that you cannot create a sense of culture and national pride with an immigration contract.
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    Re: U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    But this wasn't a battle which hinged on a technical issue, it was a political battle, so why is everyone mocking the political concerns by pointing to technical issues? Why, it's almost like the mockers don't understand the political issue in play whereas those who were complaining so much knew that they were playing a political game and that their complaints weren't mere technical minutia.
    It's the political recognition of the functional reality.
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    Re: U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Oh noes! They're going to break the internets! The system of tubes will crack and all of the information will fall out!

    Can you actually give a reason this is a bad thing. What would be a negative consequence?
    Without the United States, who will clean the lolcats out of the tubes?!
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