Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Did we dodge a bullet..!...?

Ok folks, quick post.....

For those of you who may not be aware, the way that we all use and view the internet was under fire this week. Oh, and it wasn't in the Senate or the House, it was over in Tunisia.

(If you don't know what Tunisia looks like, picture the deserts of Tatooine, the home planet of Luke Skywalker....guess where that was filmed....yep...Tunisia...)

For the past 4 days a U.N. Technology summit was being held in Tunisia and the big issue for debate was control over the internet. Many nations (including Chile, China, Pakistan to name a few) had wanted oversight turned over to a U.N. agency. (And we all know how well the U.N. manages things...!)

Have no fear, for now anyway, control will remain with ICANN and the United States. Next year ICANN will be independent of the U.S. Government which is probably what in the end helped to sway things in favor of ICANN.

Like I said, we dodged a bullet....for now...


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