What is this split that I'm talking about for those of you confused? With the US wanting more control over the Internet itself and ICANN playing patsy, there is a growing faction of mainly EU countries/people/etc who are strongly opposed to the US' continued control of the root zone files for the DNS system. What some want to do is create their own DNS system and their own root servers, and provide an alternate Internet. This network of two separate DNS systems could (and will) cause a clash of resolution and cause any domain name to resolve to anything they want. CNN could now resolve to goatse.cx if these new root files determine such.
Here are some links for reading:
US Reaches Net Detente with UN
I will add more once I find them.
PS: Yes, technically this belongs in LinkZ but wil get more coverage in GH.
EDIT: Added OSNews and The Register.
Edited by tehbizz, 16 November 2005 - 01:55 PM.