[arin-ppml] RIPE/ITU

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Wed Mar 3 20:18:15 EST 2010

On Mar 4, 2010, at 9:08 AM, Milton L Mueller wrote:
> Boy did you walk right into it. You see, my friends, what you have going on here is a large segment of the world's governments asking themselves why a nonprofit, self-formed group of technicians is assuming transnational regulatory and governance powers that, in the past, were held by national governments.

Milton - 
  When I check my coat, the attendant gives me a tag with 
  a number on it.  The numbers are generally unique to the 
  establishment, given out freely or as part of a service
  bundle for a nominal fee, and aren't given out without
  need for one.

  Are the coat check operators assuming "transnational 
  regulatory and governance powers", and if not, why do 
  you feel that governments are thinking that of the 
  Internet Registry System?


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