posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 04:07 PM
Originally posted by kingjules
i thought that today the US where controlling it by giving the domain names and so on and for that many countries don't really like it.
so i have heard of a change of "control". but it won't happen in the next future. give it about 6 to 8 years and we'll see.
No, the US doesnt control the internet. Theres a regulatory body that decides what happens, doles out domain names, chooses what new domain types are
The internet will never be controlled. Theres nothing to control, its millions upon millions of computers all acting independantly in every single
country around the world. Even if the US passed a law banning the use of the internet in the United states, that wouldnt shut the internet down.
In short, if you really feel is possible for someone or some country to "Shut the internet down" or impose restrictions on the internet, you need to
go read up on how it actually works. The only country thats even come close to doing something like this is China, and even there people still find
ways around the regulation.