View Full Version : does godaddy own the internet

Dec 13, 2010, 09:53 PM
Who owns the internet. Who owns the interweb "land" that facebook is on? You have to buy a url from godaddy and others.
Does godaddy own the internet?

You would have to get a direct link to the internet that doesn't use any servers. Or do servers not just realize and recognize websites programed into them by servers? How does google find new websites that aren't created by any server?

Who owns the internet? What exatly is the internet? I can not find a definition that doesn't end in me concluding that the internet is not a free medium at all but is restricted by several MAJOR server hubs who can, why not, have control over all of what is said, posted, everything on the internet?
Am I missing something? Cause this is my conclusion, there is not such thing as a free internet medium.

Dec 13, 2010, 10:13 PM
Nobody owns the internet. The internet basically is a collective of many servers across the world which all link together. No one specific person governs control of the internet. Say the government wanted to completely shut it off, they would have to tell every server owner to turn off their server. Godaddy just sells website names because you could make one and end up having one thats already been used. The owner of Facebook owns it.

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Dec 13, 2010, 10:17 PM
I think Go Daddy is close to buying the Nascar Series :cool:

Dec 13, 2010, 10:33 PM
If you think Godaddy owns the internet, you might want to go to AOL for internet service then.


Dec 14, 2010, 07:19 AM
No daddy owns the Internet.