#ICANN was forced to create certain governance structures and procedures that make it possible to get involved and have a say in their decisions. Plus, with the global scrutiny on them for quite a while now, they are really doing their best to tread lightly.
It's far from perfect, but way better than some blockchain-based techbro controlled contraption that would have curious bugs in its smart contract.
All it takes is adding one line into your DNS resolver's config and magic happens.
Not to mention that national domains are also not simply ruled by ICANN, these organisations are able to make independent decisions. And thanks to "Too big to fail" a lot can't just shut down by ICANN.
@Hyolobrika @sofia @rysiek @rune @jens Well, let's say ICANN would demand DENIC to get rid of example.de which DENIC refuses, what ICANN could do/try is to remove the entire de TLD from the root servers or put in some legal thingys at DENIC. But it's quite unlikely that ICANN would remove the whole .de TLD. Not only would this cause a gigantic outcry, it would break all trust in ICANN and also open up more legal thingys against ICANN. So basically TLDs are too big to fail.
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