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Originally posted by FreeThinking1
The article caught my attention for several reasons. For one, it's another example of the U.S. taking control of an international interest without the consultation of other nations.
CERN is the European Organization for Nuclear Research, the world's largest particle physics laboratory, situated on the border between France and Switzerland, just west of Geneva. It is the world's largest research centre for particle physics and the birthplace of the World Wide Web. The convention establishing it was signed on September 29, 1954. From the original 12 signatories of the CERN convention, membership has grown to the present 20 Member States.
Originally posted by djohnsto77
That is not revisionism.
Names and numbers are pure Internet, not the worldwide web and HTML and HTTP.
DNS was developed entirely in the United States.
Dr. Paul V. Mockapetris proposed a Domain Name System (DNS) architecture in 1983 in RFCs 882 and 883 while at the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) of the University of Southern California.
He had recognised the problem in the early Internet (then ARPAnet) of holding name to address translations in a single table on a single host, and instead proposed a distributed and dynamic DNS database: essentially DNS as we have it today. Together with Jon Postel, he is acknowledged as the inventor of DNS.
Mockapetris received two bachelor's degrees (in Physics and in Electrical Engineering) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1971, and his PhD in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine in 1982.
No country will willingly succumb to unilateral governance and potential censorship from the United States.
Originally posted by subz
Before you explode because some non-American's are claiming partial credit for the internet that we use today, I know that ARPA pioneered the internet, but they did not do it all by themselves. The internet, as its name implies, is an international enterprise and is not the sole property of any one country. The 13 servers this article relates to does not equate to the "internet", it merely represents a large portion of it.
If the Americans want to renege on their promise to internationalize the equipment I think we have a right to voice our dismay. We can replace this hardware if need be and none of us non-Americans will care.
Originally posted by mrwupy
The US controls the major root servers for one reason and one reason alone, they built the internet from scratch. Its not a question of them taking control, its a question of giving up something that they built and is rightfully theirs.
If they US decides to relinquish control, that is their choice to make, if they decide not to, thats also their choice to make.