The Politics of Internet Control

Article Extract:

It is the guardian of the underlying architecture of the net, overseeing allocation of domain names such as .com or .net, and the addressing system that links domain names to the numbers computers understand.

It has always been intended that the net coordinator should eventually be a private organisation, but since it has been in existence Icann has been overseen by the US government.’

This article is available at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/5388648.stm

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