Global Internet bodies are incensed by a United Nations review of Internet governance that will be conducted solely by government representatives. They are urging people to sign a petition calling for a more widely representative reviewRead more »
"...The DNS is vitally important to the proper operation of almost all services on the Internet, and the deployment of DNSSEC in the root zone is the biggest structural improvement to the DNS to happen in twenty years.Read more »
"Reporters Without Borders prefers a continuation of the status quo in international Internet governance rather than the creation of an inter-governmental system to replace the existing oversight by ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), a California-based non-profit..."Read more »
"...The agreement, announced Wednesday, seemed to enjoy widespread support, but some critics questioned how new review teams overseeing ICANN would be independent and whether the new agreement represented average Internet users..." — see also: Public denounced ICARead more »
RMS: « The organizations of non-commercial users of the Internet denounced ICANN for giving too much weight to the interests of business. This is what happens under governments in which democracy has been corrupted by business power. »Read more »
"To understand the importance of a UN World Summit, one has to remember that they are held rarely; only when there is an issue of large societal impacts, such as women's rights in 1945, or global climate changes more recently.Read more »
"...But the intellectual property folks see whois as their enforcement database, and are working toward making that its primary purpose. Those two purposes are at odds, and that's what the debate is all about. Except so far the public comments have come mostly from just one side..."
Via GLYN MOODY: http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2007/10/battle-for-soul-of-whois.html