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Re: [political pontification] Re: Turkey has switched Root-Servers

  • From: Tony Li
  • Date: Thu Sep 29 17:27:00 2005


On Sep 29, 2005, at 2:08 PM, Randy Bush wrote:


Saudi Arabia, Iran, Northern Nigeria, and China are not likely to
have the same liberal views as, say, the Netherlands or Denmark.
Saudi Arabia and China, like some other nations, extensively filter
their Internet connection and have created government agencies to
protect their society from web sites that officials view as immoral.

and in the united states, we're madly hiring new fbi agents
to protect our society from web sites our officials view as
immoral.


I should have made my comment more specific: what is the problem with single namespace without ccTLDs and without per-country exceptions? Assuming that we can reach consensus on namespace administration (a process that should only take another decade or so ;-), it would seem that operating within that consensus would be in the best interests of all.

Per-country exceptions just creates more Balkanization of the Internet, which hardly seems beneficial.

Tony





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