2014-04-20

Turkey, an ICANN hub, may leave the internet

No comment so far from Fadi Chehade et al, but I wonder--if Turkey leaves the internet, will ICANN leave Turkey (Istanbul is one of ICANN's three headquarters--called "tri-quarters" as explained by Fadi Chehade, ICANN CEO, at the first link above).

Turkey mulls leaving World Wide Web, minister says - Trend.Az: ". . . ."Instead of www, a ttt system can be formed. Turkey and other countries can establish their own domains. Such a move would detach the Internet systems from each other. This is a controversial issue," Elvan said. . . . Elvan's statement needs clarification, experts say, as it has not been previously known that any country, even China with its powerful censorship tool "Great Firewall", has left or plans to leave the main backbone of the Internet, which may lead to the establishment of "national intranets." The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the nonprofit organization that coordinates the Internet's global domain name system, did not reply to Hurriyet Daily News' query seeking comment on April 19. "We have reached a consensus to 'neutralize' malicious content that is the object of court decisions by pixelating," Elvan had said in a written statement on April 17. YouTube remains blocked in Turkey since March 27 despite a court order."




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