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[I-coordination] Let the balkanization begin ...

Nick Ashton-Hart nashton at
Thu Dec 12 22:20:43 CET 2013

On the contrary. The fact that something is not understood doesn’t mean legislation won’t be entered into that isn’t workable; that happens all the time, both at the national level and internationally too.

There’s a serious problem globally: lack of understanding of the Internet, leading to legislative moves to solve non-Internet problems through ill-thought-through laws that screw up the Internet, but don’t solve the underlying problem. We’re going to see a lot more of this. A sustained, well-constructed outreach campaign is needed to educate policymakers about how the Internet works.

The saving grace here is that the opposition in country disagrees with anything the government says, so hopefully once the election is over, there will be another U-turn.

On 12 Dec 2013, at 20:24, Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter at> wrote:

> I don't see much cause for concern as long as the proposal contains meaningless
> words like these:
> "We should insist that data of all domain names originating from India ...
> should be stored in India. Similarly, all traffic originating/landing
> in India should be stored in India..."
> It is necessary to fight against this one:
> "It was important that management and control of the DNS should be supervised
> by a 'Board' consisting of technical experts nominated by governments..."
> but the chances of it happening are pretty slim.
> Regards
>   Brian
> On 12/12/2013 23:28, Jorge Amodio wrote:
>> Interesting fact of the past, I use to be the one taking care of the two
>> initial connections India had with JVnCNet in the old days (Gandhinagar and
>> Bangalore STPs)
>> -J
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