From: "Dzur, Stephan - Kansas City, MO" <stephan.dzur@kcc.usda.gov>
To: <DNSTransition@ntia.doc.gov>
Date: Wed, Jul 5, 2006 10:35 AM
Subject: DNS Transistion

Transferring partial authority of the DNS infrastructure to other countries (outside the U.S.) could potentially introduce problems of censorship in countries (such as China) where free speech is not allowed (or is restricted), and these countries could (and most likely will) abuse their power/responsibility for political or other gains. My personal opinion is that the U.S. should maintain control of the DNS root servers, as it was the U.S. who essentially 'invented' theInternet.

Share, yes. Give over control, no.

Respectfully,

- Stephan Dzur