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Saturday, March 18, 2006 

ICANN in deepening trouble

A recurring topic of interest here at Free Stater HQ has been the shenanigans involved with 'ownership' of the Internet. Simply put, there's too much financial and political interest involved for control to be allowed to pass out of US hands.

International disquiet with the existing scheme of things (especially under the confrontational Bush administration) has, however, been steadily building to a head; and in the first sign of reaching crisis-point the (U.S.-based) ICANN registry body has just suffered the withdrawal of the Canadian Internet registry authority, CIRA.

It'll be interesting to see what spin US wingnut bloggers (and their toadies here) will put on this clear blow against "Freedom". Time for the dusting-off of old posts calling for the invasion of Moose Country?

(Via the excellent ICANNWatch)

"Libel"-Richard Waghorne
"Attack blog"-Damien Mulley

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  • An early-thirties male Irish technologist living and working in Dublin, I'm a former (recovering) member of both Fianna Fáil and the Roman Catholic Church.

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