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 Radio on Sat 20th Jun 2009 17:04 UTC
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If memory serves right, the EU does not push for having control over the ICANN too, but would prefer a UN oversight, or a merge with the International Telecommunication Union.

The current system is good, but is not robust to a change of heart of the US gov.

The ICANN is a interesting demonstration that a disinterested, private monopolistic organisation can be efficient. It is a thorn in the eye of both liberal economists and state control.

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