It's very easy to bash the US at the moment, and while the country's leaders may be unpopular right now they're not helping matters since the decision to withdraw from making Icann international.
The US has already said it will shut down the GPS system if it feels the need, a move that would leave thousands of travellers lost or stranded and be catastrophic for business. But how much worse would it be if the internet's top domains were blocked? We'd be talking damages that would make the worst virus outbreak look like a computer sniffle.
If push came to shove we'd survive, but with some of the wacky noises coming out of the White House you can see why the UN is concerned.gps
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