by CIO Staff

Internet Summit Reaches Compromise on American Dominance of Web

Nov 16, 20051 min

Representatives from the United States and world nations that are trying to stop monopolistic American control agreed, according to The New York Times, to take an evolutionary approach to Internet management. The accord gives world governments a stronger voice in Internet policy issues, including the address system. The U.S. originally held the position that diluting the authority that now manages the Internet would jeopardize the stability and security of the global Net. Under the new accord, the new Internet Governance Forum will begin operations in 2006 and serve to bring all the Internet “stakeholders” to the table on important issues. Read more.

By Paul L. Kerstein