May 12, 2006

Greedy U.S. Hypocrites

Interference by U.S. seen in vote on .xxx domain:
The Internet governing body's decision to reject a .xxx Internet domain for pornographic sites is a clear case of U.S. political interference in the Web's governance...

Icann, a nonprofit group based in California, cannot make changes to the domain-name system without the approval of the U.S. Commerce Department...

The U.S. government's control of the domain-name system had become a sticking point for countries like Iran and Brazil, who argued that it should be managed by the United Nations or another global body. The United States said that such a body would stifle innovation with red tape.


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