From: Tobias Bräutigam <webmaster%xn--tobiasbrutigam-dib.de@post.strato.de>
To: <DNSTransition@ntia.doc.gov>
Date: Mon, Jul 3, 2006 6:39 PM
Subject: "German comment" on how the internet "should be run"
CC: <press@icann.org>, <leserbriefe@spiegel.de>, internetpost@bundeskanzlerin.de>

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

May I share my views on what needs to be changed to give freedom a chance.
As a democratic "old european", I think:

Needs of the majority of the world population must have priority over
political or economical interests of countries or individuals.

Therefore:
* Internet resources equally belong to all users worldwide
* DNS control must be in the hands of a democratically elected NGO which is transparent to the public
* ICANN therefore has to be under control of the U.N. - common veto rights of certain countries have to be excluded
* DNS Root Servers must be hosted in a neutral country like Sweden
A word on "network neutrality":
* I believe the internet must not "run" (as it "runs" itself" pretty good - dont you think?)
* Having some large companies (..) "run the internet" would be the best way to starve innovation faster then you can think.

Kind regards from Aschaffenburg, Germany

Tobias Bräutigam, IT Project Leader