From: <internetgovernance@steverasmussen.com>
To: <DNSTransition@ntia.doc.gov>
Date: Tue, Jun 27, 2006 9:28 PM
Subject: Comments on DNS Transition, Docket No. 060519136-6136-01

To the U.S. Department of Commerce:

The Internet's value is created by the participation and cooperation of
people all over the world. The Internet is global, not national. Therefore
no single Government should have a pre-eminent role in Internet
governance.

As the US reviews its contract with ICANN, it should work cooperatively
with all stakeholders to complete the transition to a Domain Name System
independent of US governmental control.

This is stark difference to our present system; do you know that many US
Courts have actually had the audacity to order domain names transferred?
This function is clearly in the jurisdiction of ICANN, who does have
procedures in place to accomplish transfers; but the U.S. Government would
rather at times believe that it owns the Internet.

It does not, and should not.

Respectfully submitted,

Steve Rasmussen
United States