[At-Large] Libya terminating unacceptable .ly domains

Patrick Vande Walle patrick at vande-walle.eu
Fri Oct 8 08:18:54 UTC 2010


I respectfully disagree. 

Many ccTLDs do much better than gTLDs on several aspects. WHOIS policy
is one example. 
National Internet exchanges do a great job at saving international
bandwidth by allowing local peering. This makes Internet access cheaper
IDNs are needed for those populations which do not wish to suffer the
latin alphabet imperialism.

I am not aware of christian countries - if such a thing exists, most
are secularized societies - banning sites based on expressed religious
faith. can you share some examples ?

Censorship has been around for centuries in many societies. First, they
burned books. Then, they jammed radio and TV signals.   
Now, they filter the Internet. Nothing new under the sun. How to solve
that is another debate. However, I am afraid one cannot expect to "save
the Internet" as such. Mentalities regarding censorship as a concept
need to be changed. 


On Fri, 8 Oct 2010 12:18:46 +0530, Sivasubramanian M
<isolatedn at gmail.com> wrote:
> John,
> Will Internet be Internet if Muslim countries ban sites with porn content,
> Hindu countries ban sites that have anything to do with beef or veal, Jewish
> countries ban sites with pictures of fish without scales and  Christian
> nations ban sites from every other religion ?
> Starts with domain names, next would be deep packet inspection aided
> filtering and IP address blocking. Stars with porn, will progress to
>  idealogical and political content and then the technologies would even be
> adopted to be tools for 'economic sanctions'.
> The network of networks wouldn't be Internet if it becomes a network of
> national networks.  ccTLDs, National Internet Exchanges and IDN TLDs are the
> greatest threats to Internet.

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