From: Hans Martin Dimmestøl <dimme@rdh.as>
To: <DNSTransition@ntia.doc.gov>
Date: Mon, Jul 3, 2006 5:16 AM
Subject: The future of the net

The success of the internet is due to its flat architecture; that no big company control major parts of it. To allow big companies to reserve bandwidth would be the beginning of the end of the internet as we know it. The internet is a technological force that already has played a major part in spreading democracy around the world. It has made it much more difficult for oppressive regimes to control the flow of information. An un-censored, non-politically controlled internet has proven to be a huge success. If the internet is to be partitioned into a commercial fast lane and a secondary network for the rest of us, this grand tool for spreading ideas and inspiration will cease to be. Any which way you choose to look at it; the internet has become an unparalleled success. To think one can improve upon this success by changing the conditions that has made it the success it has become, is an extremely dangerous idea.

Transfer of DNS from ICANN to an international organisation like the UN would be coherent with the administration of a truly international internet.

Regards,
Hans Martin Dimmestøl
Norway