The Department of Commerce has announced that it will soon abdicate its responsibility for maintaining the internet’s Domain Name System, the directory that allows translation of a plain English (or Russian, or Turkish) term like popehat.com into the string of numbers and periods that are this site’s actual address. DNS is the internet’s central nervous system, to analogize crudely. If a site is removed from DNS, it may as well no longer exist.
I missed this the first time around, but this makes it crystal clear why it is a bad idea to give the gang of thugs at the UN – a place where putting the murderous Mullahs of Iran on the Human Rights for Women Commission apparently seems like a good idea access control to all web sites on the planet:
I’m sure we can count on the United Nations to respect the American First Amendment guaranteed right of free expression, and never attempt to shut down U.S. web sites that say things that would be banned in most of the rest of the world.