[discuss] FT: France lashes out at internet naming body Icann

willi uebelherr willi.uebelherr at gmail.com
Sun Jun 22 15:35:07 UTC 2014

Dear Michael,

it is a stupid reaction from some people in france. But this is never a 
reaction of "France" how you wrote.

There are many domains, the people in USA can use it. .stupid, .killer, 
.bw (blackwater), .liar (like Irak attack), .mmw(money makes the world), 
.md (mac donalds) and so on.

The text-URL is in principle a local function. And if we accept this it 
is easy to organize.

The proplem here is the DNS-registry-function of ICANN. And because they 
have only his private interests, like the most in USA, without any 
responsibility for the community and society, they use the DNS-registry 
function for her private interests.

We have to break the conditions to be able to do that. Not to shout in 
the forest.

many greetings, willi
Panama City

Am 06/22/2014 05:50 a.m., schrieb michael gurstein:
> June 22, 2014 10:38 am
> France lashes out at internet naming body Icann
> By Hugh Carnegy in Paris
> France has launched a strong attack on the US-based international body that
> governs internet addresses, calling its decision-making "totally opaque" and
> saying a move to assign domain names for wine could threaten talks on a new
> transatlantic trade deal.
> Paris will demand a big shake-up of Icann - the Internet Corporation for
> Assigned Names and Numbers - at a meeting of its government advisory
> committee in London on Monday, calling for a bigger say for states in its
> governance.
> France's anger has been triggered by a decision this year by Icann to go
> ahead with the launch of the two domain names .vin and .wine, which critics
> say could undermine international agreements on so-called geographical
> indicators that restrict the use of labels, such as champagne and other
> area-specific wines and foods.
> FT paywall
> http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/828ad97c-f94a-11e3-bb9d-00144feab7de.html#axz
> z35MZvsOdE

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