Department of Things You Hope Are a Joke

by Walter Olson on June 10, 2012

Turning governance of the Internet over to the United Nations system [The Hill, Josh Peterson/Daily Caller, more]

P.S. Oh joy: “U.N. could tax U.S.-based Web sites, leaked docs show” [Declan McCullagh and Larry Downes, CNet]

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1 Yeaah 06.10.12 at 5:17 pm

I would mind if US would not started seizing .com domains without warning, explanation or at least some remotely just process. Habit of seizing a domain and returning it back after a year with no explanation or at least “sorry” will not get you much trust.

US thinks that US laws apply all over the world, and countries over the world do not like that.

2 Mannie 06.11.12 at 9:49 am

Let them build their own Internet and cut us out. I would be devastated to not receive all the Romanian spam and Nigerian millions, but everyone’s gotta pay a price, eh?

3 Net Guy 06.11.12 at 5:18 pm

“US thinks that US laws apply all over the world, and countries over the world do not like that.”

Dot com addresses are regulated by the US Department of Commerce. If you don’t want the United States confiscating your domain name, do not register a domain under a top-level domain controlled by the US government. Simple.

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