ICANN objects to Saudi Arabia’s existence on the Internet
After numerous reports that Saudi Arabian technocrats have responded to gTLD applications with a barrage of objections, ICANN decided to step in.
“By objecting to .gay, .wine, .muslim, .catholic, .sucks and even .baby, the Saudis are attempting to blow up the existence of the Internet – much like they tried to do on 9/11″, said Mattias Chang of ICANN.
“So we have decided to simplify the issue and suspend the .SA ccTLD from the Internet root servers.”
This move will definitely remind the Saudis that no matter how much of the world’s oil reserves they are sitting on, everyone is doing business on the Internet nowadays.
Without access to it, the .SA web sites will disappear; something that Google most likely agreed to as well.
“The only way that .SA will return to the root servers will be when Saudi Arabia recognize the gay and Catholic communities in Saudi Arabia; it’s a political issue, no doubt!” exclaimed Mattias Chang.
Adding to the controversy, a study shows that a lot of traffic from countries in the middle east is directed to pornography web sites.