Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Hypothetical Question

Would it be possible for an ISP to deny all traffic -- HTTP requests, SMTP/IMAP email to or from, etc. -- with respect to a particular top-level domain?

Because if it is, and if I ran an ISP or other service which routes/relays Internet traffic, I'd strongly consider turning off all access to anything coming from or going to ".gov" domains tomorrow when the Federal Communications Commission tries to seize control of the Internet.

And I'd probably throw in the specific domain names of all the organizations agitating for the coup d'net as well.

No "fast lane/slow lane" stuff.

No negotiated deals for payment for preferential treatement.

OFF. COMPLETELY. Until they knock off that bullshit.

Just sayin'.

Logo of the United States Federal Communicatio...
Logo of the United States Federal Communications Commission, used on their website and some publications since the early 2000s. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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