by CIO Staff

U.S. Wants to Keep Control of Internet Servers

Sep 29, 20051 min

Ambassador David Gross rejected calls for the United Nations body to take control of the main computers that direct traffic on the Internet. An Associated Press article on reports that Gross, the U.S. coordinator for international communications and information policy at the State Department, reiterated U.S. intentions to keep its historical role as the medium’s principal overseer. He said the U.S. would not agree to the U.N. taking over control of the Internet. Many developing countries have become increasingly concerned over U.S control and there seems to be a growing sense that a compromise had to be reached and that no single country should have ultimate control over a vital part of the global economy. Read more.

By Paul L. Kerstein