So with some time to let the whole ICANN thing stew in my brain a bit, I'm going to go out on a limb and say I don't like the idea of the UN running the internet.
Yeah, I know. Shocker, right?
Seeing as how my career has been tied to the internet for the last ten years or so I can't imagine why anyone would thing I do approve of this load of crap.
There are some good countries in the UN. Countries like the UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Israel, etc... There are also some crap countries. Countries like Iran, Syria, North Korea, Pakistan (pronounced Pock-EE- Stahn), Saudi Arabia, etc...
Why would the US, who is the last hope for freedom int he world give up control of the backbone of society today? Can you imagine when the UN gets involved and starts putting restrictions on what can and can't be said?
"Oh, but Tots," you say, "it's only the naming convention. So they will just be in control of who gets web URLS. It's not like they will be putting firewalls on the web."
Yeah, and I'm saving $2,500 on my insurance this year... NOT
With the new tax accounting system counting my insurance as income, even with four kids and tons of donations I'm lucky to break even.
Put down the Kool Aid and wake up people!