Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Jul 2006 22:04 UTC
Internet & Networking In a meeting that will go down in internet history, the United States government last night conceded that it can no longer expect to maintain its position as the ultimate authority over the internet. Having been the internet's instigator and, since 1998, its voluntary taskmaster, the US government finally agreed to transition its control over not-for-profit internet overseeing organisation ICANN, making the organisation a more international body. Update: Ars contradicts El Reg's claims: "Contrary to some reports, things are not about to change. After a meeting at the Commerce Department, Acting Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, John M.R. Kneuer, said that the existing arrangement was likely to continue, at least for another year."
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RE[7]: This has gotten retarded
by b00gie on Fri 28th Jul 2006 09:36 UTC
b00gie
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2006-06-09

"Who would decide what porn is anyway?"
Those filters do their job pretty much well deciding which is a porn site.
Oh,and who decide what organization is to deserve a .org domain? so for .net.com etc.
I mean everyone register his site with whatever domain he wants. Thats the right control that US offer?

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