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Username: wiredz
Date/Time: Wed, June 27, 2001 at 1:55 AM GMT
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Subject: Telephone systems are regulated by the ITU


     friedrich wrote:
"If you can call someone from the U.S. (using your U.S.
telephone system),
even if he is living in a country with a different
telephone system (call it
alternate telephone system) without
changing the settings of your telephone,
it prooves that in the
Internet artificial barriers have been built up by its
body. Otherwise it would work, too"

You seem to have forgotten that EVERY telephone system
in the world is regulated by the ITU - International
Telecoms Union .

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., +60 for
M'sia, etc).

ITU proposed ICANN be formed as the regulator of the
Net's 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,
as that is the IANA. ORSC and others aren't authority.



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