U.S. to Keep Internet Control

“Representatives from the United States and nations that had sought to break up some of its control over the Internet reached an accord on Tuesday night that leaves the supervision of domain names and other technical resources unchanged. They agreed instead to an evolutionary approach to Internet management.

“But the accord, a document of principles that delegates from more than 100 countries worked out here after more than two years of sometimes fiery argument, also established a new international forum intended to give governments a stronger voice in Internet policy issues, including the address system, a trade-off that the Americans were willing to accept.”

Victoria Shannon. A Compromise of Sorts on Internet Control. The New York Times. Nov. 16, 2005.

See also:

Red Herring. U.S. Retains Internet Control. Nov. 16, 2005.

Declan McCullagh. U.S. Reaches Net Detente with U.N. ZDNet. Nov. 16, 2005.

Ben Charny. ICANN Faces Further Fire. eWeek. Nov. 16, 2005.

(Editor’s Note: The Times allows free access to their stories on the Web for seven days before sending the stories to the paper’s fee-based Archive.)

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Written by sesomedia

11/18/2005 at 08:25

Posted in Web & Online

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