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[6]: It is time
by b00gie on Fri 28th Jul 2006 13:18 UTC
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2006-06-09

"Especially considering that the internet isn't just a technology the US invented, but an infrastructure the core of which the US built and still maintains."
The same time US was inventing internet and such technologies Europe was trying to stand up after WW2 but of course European projects like cern gave a great contribution. Sorry to say this, but you cant have the control of the inventions that succeed and for everything else that damaged world like nuclear power just throw it away and ask for attendance of other nations.

"It's the first world power that even pretends to care about the well-being of the international community."
Do you like someone who pretends? :/

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