Important: Google Remembers EVERYTHING!
Google is taking over Internet1, with likely plans to take over the world... Maybe in 30 Years it will grow so much that the US and EU/EMEA Governments will try to split it up like when they divided up the American Telegraph and Telephone Company, also known as AT&T. We ended up with a ton of smaller regional local phone companies, which all eventually merged into a small number of Large ones. For example: NYNEX (New York, New England eXchange) went to New York Telephone, then Bell Atlantic, and Now Verizon.
They have IPv6 via http://ipv6.google.com
as well as Public IPv6 NS Resolvers. You are welcome to use their DNS/PublicDNS but as long as you realize that your entries will likely be indexed somewhere. Google's IPv6 is FAST though. You can get IPv6 capabilities via TunnelBroker.net or SixXS.net.
Internet1: Started out as a DARPA Project, Deployed in Universities for Research Purposes, naturally connected to the Military for Research and Development.
Eventually the Internet became connected to the public with the implementation of TCP/IP and DNS (with reverse leading to .in-addr.arpa), SMTP and E-Mail. Before those days it was good old Dialup and BBS'es with encoded e-mail being delivered in a newsgroup manner using packet protocols.
Internet2: The next generation internet, available to Universities primarily, Significant Minimum Requirements include Ultra-High Speed Fiber. This is basically the new R&D network.
MILNET/Etc: This is where the data came from that ended up on WikiLeaks.
DNS Registrars: It was nice when the internet had only a few, in North America it was InterNic, which offered .COM's for $150/yr. Due to De-Regulation, it became Network Solutions. Things were easy then. Now things are a mess in the DNS and SSL Vetting World.
DNS Roots: Google has at least 1. Technologically this is good, but google has been known to use the data metrics to their own advantage in the past.
I agree that Google has done exceptionally well when it comes to the primary basis of it's business, Search. As one of the first Search Engines, the use of Distributed Load Processing and High-Performance Distributed Databases have made them the choice over other Search Providers because they basically index and Cache a LOT of Data...
I think Michio Kaku said it right, a Google is a mathematical representation of a number with a Million numbers after it (I think it was a million).
They have brought great talent into the company as well. While they are buying up everything, the fact is that it's consumers that are generating all the revenue.
Anyone with Google Toolbar on their machine, or especially all those folks who enter website destination names into the Google Search Engine instead of the Browser URL Bar gives google all of the data metrics to provide excellent targeted Advertitising.
After all, how does google make it's money? Yes, targeted ads.
Will they take over the internet? They have already Started.
Is your information secure? NO!
Does the US DHS have the ability to make use of their tracking data? YES!
Is it good that governments can have an easy single resource to monitor an individual and their usage on the internet? You Decide!
Remember The Telephone Voice Keyword Matching System (Echelon I think it was called)? While it was a top secret technology, it did provide usable intelligence data to the CIA and FBI. The cost? Our Rights.
Just something to Think About...