http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19106420The US has confirmed it would resist efforts to put the internet under the control of the United Nations.
At present several non-profit US bodies oversee the net's technical specifications and domain name system.
They operate at arms-length from the US government but officially under the remit of its Department of Commerce.
There has been speculation that other nations will push for a change later this year, but they cannot force the US to comply.
Keep your filthy foreign paws off my nets.
Like a baws
I would reject the UN plan and counter with the following:
The ITU get a non voting panel of advisors who's suggestions will be considered by the US in a non-binding format.
In exchange for that most generous offer all ITU/UN member states will ensure 100% of all email traffic will include the following signature:
"I voluntarily acknowledge of my own free will the sheer awesomeness of the United States of America that has invented such incredible creations like: the internet, video games, modern ****ography and ****ography technology, firepower, and the USA put a man on the moon which was not, I say again not, a hoax.
If the UN/ITU get stroppy I'd suggest the following:
Master Blaster = USA
Tina Turner = UN
Bartertown = Internet
The US runs the internet.....it's pretty simple really.
If you visit root-servers.org you will find that virtually every country maintains a copy of of the DNS root servers. If the US does decide to block access it would not be long before the rest of the world nominate some other set of severs as the parents and carry on as if nothing has happened.
Seeing at who good the UN is at making decisions and agreeeing with everyone... the internet might have a better chance of staying open under its control