From: <geert@xs4all.nl>
To: <DNSTransition@ntia.doc.gov>
Date: Mon, Jul 3, 2006 3:37 AM
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.

Respectfully submitted,

Geert Lovink
Institute of Network Cultures
Netherlands