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  • by pudge (1) on 2006.08.09 1:19 (#49242) Homepage Journal
    I went to your link expecting to find an example of people pretending that porn doesn't exist, and didn't find one.

    I did find an interesting discussion about the ICANN, but it offered no solution: if the U.S. does not control it, who does? The UN? Oh yeah, that'd be great: they would probably revoke Israel's TLD. And if it is private, will that make it immune from influences -- mostly governmental and corporate -- or even more susceptible, in ways less obvious or detectable? I'd bet on the latter.

    Also, the comparison to railroads is nonsensical.
    • I find it very alarming that the US abused its authority to force the ICANN to abide to its political agenda. And for what reason? Well, a very silly one: if there is no TLD for porn, then porn on the internet doesn't exist.

      That's a huge waste of effort, if you ask me. They should rather try do something worthwhile.

      Also, you assertion that the USA is the best one to control what happens to the internet, is very biased and unjustified [citypages.com]. I think the chance of the USA revoking top level domains for Iraq, Iran,
      • Well, a very silly one: if there is no TLD for porn, then porn on the internet doesn't exist.

        That's a straw man. No one is actually saying that.

        Also, you assertion that the USA is the best one to control what happens to the internet

        I made no such assertion. Read again.

        is very biased and unjustified

        Wow. Even if I DID make such an assertion -- which, again, I did not -- how could you possibly know that it is biased or unjustified, when I didn't explain my reasons (for a position, again, that I do not have)