From: <sjk@cupacoffee.net>
To: <DNSTransition@ntia.doc.gov>
Date: Tue, Jul 4, 2006 1:00 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.

Additionally, any new management of the domain system should allow and
foster the participation of global network operators. The Internet has
best function and grown under the cooperative review and guidence of
network operators, developers, and users. It would be a disasterous
mistake to eliminate or scale back these systems.

Respectfully submitted,

Steven Kent
onShore Networks
United States