Quote of the Week #54

Only in the USA can we speak of privatizing the domain name system and still reserve – to our own government exclusively – the power to choose the “private” administrators of DNS and to intervene at will in its decisions. Only in the USA can we somehow get away with publicly exploiting fears of censorship by China to defend our monopoly on ICANN and then, at the first real test, use that power to censor the global domain name system, openly catering to a domestic political constituency. Only in the USA can the conservative Right criticize ICANN in one year for NOT creating .xxx, and then mobilize against ICANN in another year for creating it.

– Dr. Milton Mueller

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