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||Wed, June 27, 2001 at 1:55 AM GMT
||Opera V5.02 using Windows 98
||Telephone systems are regulated by the ITU
"If you can
call someone from the U.S. (using your U.S.
even if he is
living in a country with a different
telephone system (call it
changing the settings of your telephone,
it prooves that in
Internet artificial barriers have been built up by its
Otherwise it would work, too"
You seem to have forgotten that EVERY telephone system
the world is regulated by the ITU - International
Telecoms Union http://www.itu.int
For example, U.S./Canada's +1 country code was assigned
by the ITU, and so
was the Soviet Union/Russia's +7 and
the rest of the country codes (+44 for U.K.,
ITU proposed ICANN be formed as the regulator of the
DNS, and the U.S. DoC followed that proposal as
it was concerned about Net's stability.
There can only
be a single registration authority for Top level domains,
that is the IANA. ORSC and others aren't authority.