Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 20th Jun 2009 15:57 UTC
Internet & Networking The relationship between the United States government and ICANN, the private non-profit corporation which oversees the assignment of domain names, has often been a thorn in the eyes of the European Union. A recent document issued by the European Commission again advocates a change in internet oversight - but at the same time, the document also states that ICANN has actually been doing a pretty good job.
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by werfu on Sat 20th Jun 2009 17:28 UTC
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Actually the ICANN have been doing fine exception on some sensitive issues in the US. Just think about the XXX domain name. I think requiring by law that all domains hosting adult content having to be registred by this domain name extension is logical. But both the sex industries and those stupid right-wing religious lobbists opposed the move, one saying the opposite of other. Having the ICANN not overseen by the (puritanical) US government would lead to some great improvement and would at the same time garantee (to some degree) freedom of the net.

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