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Important shifts in Internet governance?

Posted on Fri, Sep 30, 2005 at 12:39 PM by Andrew Chadwick

In advance of the second round of the WSIS in November, it appears that Internet governance (or, more specifically, governance of the Domain Name System and ICANN's remit), is in some turmoil. Of particular significance here is a coming to the surface of divisions that have been grumbling on for some time - between the EU/ITU/developing countries and the US/ICANN.

The EU's suggestions for a replacement for ICANN appear to be pretty sketchy at this stage. No doubt more details will follow in the lead-up to the WSIS.

Update: there's a good article about this by Bill Thompson on the openDemocracy site.

Update: another good article by Richard Wray at The Guardian

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