Reply to post: Least worst option? Treaties between national governments.

US govt mulls snatching back full control of the internet's domain name and IP address admin

Claptrap314 Silver badge

Least worst option? Treaties between national governments.

Whether it is ICANN or FIFA or your local electric cooperative, self-replacing boards will corrupt to the limit of their power. Elective governments have at least SOME accountability.

Handling IP-compatibility (and DNS) as a matter of national sovereignty is the only sane position to take. The fact that we have a unified authority is a throwback to ARPANet. Convenient? Certainly. Survive a dustup between major powers? Don't make me laugh.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY TECH NEWSLETTER

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019