From: "Mike Michels" <mike.michels@gmail.com>
To: <DNSTransition@ntia.doc.gov>
Date: Fri, Jul 7, 2006 11:50 PM
Subject: DNS Transition

To whom it may concern:

I don't know exctly what you folks are looking for, but I am extremely disappointed that I only found out about this request the last day responses could be sent. I do not think that governing of the internet should be given over to the United Nations, and feel that ICANN should be renewed simply because no other (better or worse) organizations have even been discussed. I think there are vast problems in how the internet is run, but an unclear as to how the NTIA or ICANN can help. We, the consumers of the United States of America are held hostage by monopolistic Internet Service Providers who are "capping" their bandwidth to us and doing everything in their power to discourage competition. In the U.S. we are paying more for less bandwidth and are running over 40 year old technology. In the midst of this soaking we are taking, we have befuddled politicians, apparently in the pockets of big business, going about developing laws to allow these same ISPs to charge even more money for "capped" bandwidth and old technology and they are calling this the consumer bill of rights. I think that these are HUGE problems, but once again think that this request for participation is literally, too little, too late. I would appreciate notification of any further participation that I, a simple voting citizen of the United States of America, might have in this debate.

Yours,

Oliver A. "Mike" Michels, III
Charlotte, NC
USA