Most of the Rest of the World
Dr. Professor Peng Hwa Ang rebuts Claudia Rosett's accusations that the UN is trying to take over the Internet at Pajamas Media. Or rather he doesn't deny it but says 'why not'? Excerpts:
Choose now this day whom to trust. ...
It is important to note that the United Nations is not Kofi Annan. Neither is it 10, 20 or 30 countries. It is an institution made up of almost all the countries on the planet that has done good work on healthcare, education, development etc. I speak not from the experience of someone in Singapore because the UN is invisible to many in Singapore, but from talking to others in the region. The oil-for-food programme, as Mr Annan admits, should not have come under the UN. But I can understand why it did. Only the UN has the credibility as a third-party to be acceptable by Most of the Rest of the World (MRW). ...
Given the choice—trust the US or trust the UN—unlike Ms Rosett from the USA, MRW (Most of the Rest of the World) chose the latter.
Excellent. Professor Peng and the UN should forthwith set up their own DNS system. Why ask for the turnover the untrusted American one? It's damaged goods. Since MRW trusts the UN then DNS servers should begin pointing to the UN system, since the greater trust will -- must -- be reflected as value.
I wouldn't hold my breath.