From: <mrr@voop.com>
To: <DNSTransition@ntia.doc.gov>
Date: Thu, Jul 6, 2006 1:55 PM
Subject: Comments on DNS Transition, Docket No. 060519136-6136-01

To the U.S. Department of Commerce:

I have participated in the rollout of the Internet in several countries
outside the US.

The Internet is truly a global network, and thrives on being exactly that.
It is a great vehicle for exactly the values the US stands for; freedom,
democracy and capitalism.

This is important for the rest of us westeners who share those values, and
who share the US wish to bring these to all people on the planet.

The US has so far done an acceptable job in maintaining the order on this
network. The name and number authorities are the single most critical
network management point, and they cost a negligable amount in comparison
to what the generated revenues are.

The added tax revenue the Internet contributes to the US in a single day
is probably enough to run this authority in perpetuity.

At some point the US should relinquish the hold on this authority; but it
is most important that they perform the good work they do, and no action
to "rock the boat" shouldTo the U.S. Department of Commerce:

I have participated in the rollout of the Internet in several countries
outside the US.

The Internet is truly a global network, and thrives on being exactly that.
It is a great vehicle for exactly the values the US stands for; freedom,
democracy and capitalism.

This is important for the rest of us westeners who share those values, and
who share the US wish to bring these to all people on the planet.

The US has so far done an acceptable job in maintaining the order on this
network. The name and number authorities are the single most critical
network management point, and they cost a negligable amount in comparison
to what the generated revenues are.

The added tax revenue the Internet contributes to the US in a single day
is probably enough to run this authority in perpetuity.

At some point the US should relinquish the hold on this authority; but it
is most important that they perform the good work they do, and no action
to "rock the boat" should be done without due process.

Please don't make this another ITU or UN body filled with bEUrEUcrats, but
be aware that you are representing the entire planet when you make your
vote.

Respectfully submitted,

Morten RIkoll Reistad
Voop, previously EUnet, Qwest, KPN
Norway