U.S. ceeding control of DNS?

The United States may be willing to cede at least some of its historic control of the Internet domain name system after all, a U.S. Commerce Department official said Wednesday.

Kneuer said the government’s continuing interest in privatization doesn’t clash with a list of four principles issued last summer by the Commerce Department. That brief policy statement riled up some in the international community because it asserted the U.S. government’s intention to retain control over the Internet’s “root,” the master file that lists which top-level domains are authorized. It also indicated plans to maintain its oversight over ICANN.

Read this article from News.com.  More from ZDNet and more still from the Benton Foundation

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  1. Pingback: DNS: The backbone of Internet traffic and efficient navigation « What’s New Media?

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