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[Comment-Geo] IPv8 and IPv16 Diversity Approach

The IPv8 plan achieves diversity by focusing on IP address space to be
similar to "land" and TLDs to be similar to sovereign nations. With 2,048
TLDs, there is a natural structure to allow people to select the "domain"
where they want to be represented in Cyberspace, not Earthspace, and then to
self-select their representatives based on these domains and address spaces,
similar to the way people do it on Earth.

When the late Jon Postel designed the ICANN nightmare, he followed his
previous policies of constructing arrangements that divide people into
groups where they have no collective power. That allowed him to ultimately
hold all the cards, and to make arbitrary decisions behind closed doors.
These same features of the Postel regime have made their way to the ICANN
regime. This does not help people in Cyberspace. It does not appear that the
ICANN cares about Cyberspace, they seem to be more interested in
perpetuating their geography-based travel club and are designing structures
to "tax" people to help pay for their world-wide junkets. This is basically
what ARIN and the other similar non-profits do.

If people would adopt a NBN - Nothing But Net approach and work together
ONLY on the Internet, then the world-wide junkets of the ICANN would be
irrelevant. People can achieve more natural forms of diversity by
recognizing the diverse technological structures that help to form the
Internet. This is the approach used by IPv8 and IPv16.

Since the ICANN has nothing to do with IPv8 and IPv16, people interested in
those technologies can rest assured that the absurd geographic diversity
attempts of the ICANN will not pollute these other domains and spaces. Also,
there will not be a need to have "taxation without representation" as the
ICANN is attempting to create. It is sad that the United States Government
continues to be at the heart of forcing the ICANN to be the answer, via
economic and political clout. In my opinion, the best way to acheive
diversity is to allow diverse groups of netizens to have diverse TLDs and
address spaces and to use those to organize systems of representation so
that people can come together from time to time to help make the collective
decisions needed to keep the Internet growing and open to including more
diverse groups.

Jim Fleming
Unir Corporation - UNIR and COM worlds @ http://www.activeworlds.com
vPC + C+@ + IPv8 + 2,048 TLDs...this network solution is simple...