From: Daniel Becker <>
To: "''" <>
Date: Mon, Jul 3, 2006 5:34 AM
Subject: Comment

Dear Sir/Madam,

I, as a citizen of Ireland and the EU, think with respect, the Internet
should have a world governing body, fairly appointed by each country who has
more than 30% of their respective populations online. For those under 30%
they should get to have a sub-committee, to prioritise and promote the
Internet in their country's. I think while although ICANN has generally not
been a bad governing body, vast improvements can be made, such as not
allowing pressure from companies to increase domain prices, when the cost of
providing them has come down dramatically over the past few years. I do
recognise, that the Internet was partially created with the help of U.S.
government funding, but this comes from the people of America, who would
want the Internet to be a force for change, like for example, the way it is
helping Chinese dissidents. Also, as with all US government generated ideas,
it is free from patent and copyright which applies worldwide, such as NASA
images, for example. This should be true of the Internet also. I think the
Internet governing body should be free form all Government and International
organisational pressures. I thank you for offering a public debate on this
issue and I sincerely hope the outcome will be of benefit to everyone living
on earth.


Daniel Becker

Lead Technical Architect