From: "Neil Grogan" <df@dueyfinster.eu>
To: <DNSTransition@ntia.doc.gov>
Date: Mon, Jul 3, 2006 4:46 AM
Subject: ICANN Contract

Dear Sir/Madam,

I, as a citizen of Ireland and the EU, think with respect, the Internet
should have a world governing body, fairly appointed by each country who has
more than 30% of their respective populations online. For those under 30%
they should get to have a sub-committee, to prioritise and promote the
Internet in their country's. I think while although ICANN has generally not
been a bad governing body, vast improvements can be made, such as not
allowing pressure from companies to increase domain prices, when the cost of
providing them has come down dramatically over the past few years. I do
recognise, that the Internet was partially created with the help of U.S.
government funding, but this comes from the people of America, who would
want the Internet to be a force for change, like for example, the way it is
helping Chinese dissidents.Also, as with all US government generated ideas,
it is free from patent and copyright which applies worldwide, such as NASA
images, for example. This should be true of the Internet also, as it is with
GPS (which I use regularly, Thanks for that!). I am not a whole believer in
the U.N. however, I think the Internet governing body should be free form
all Government and International organisational pressures (but not those
that seek to limit abuse, such as child pornography, obviously). I thank you
for offering a public debate on this issue and I sincerely hope the outcome
will be of benefit to everyone living on earth.

Thank you,
Neil Grogan
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