ICANN still in control. U.S. still in control if ICANN.

The move appears to be consistent with a set of Internet governance principles issued last summer by the Commerce Department that ignited a worldwide debate. In addition to asserting its plans to retain control over the Internet’s “root,” the master file that lists what top-level domains are authorized, the Bush administration said it planned to maintain its supervision over ICANN.

Read this article from C|Net or Net’s ruling body renews US links from BBC Technology News. Commentary from Ars.

UPDATES: U.S. Extends ICANN Oversight from WIRED, Internet control ‘nears autonomy’ from BBC Technology News


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