16 November 2005

US retains hold of the internet

The BBC article decribes the US does not defeated by international pressure and is still charge of the Internet addressing system. The agreement was reacehd just before the WSIS to make the summit foucs on the solutions of digital divide. However, it does not explain how did they reach the decision. The other article provides some explanations of the context. But those reasons make me ponder "is it the best solution to keep the authorities of ICANN intact in this moment?"

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4 comments:

Martin Weiss said...

If you're interested in a more detailed analysis, see this article.

Martin Weiss said...

If the forgoing isn't enough for you, consider the PFF's analysis or Windley's post. There will certainly be more commentary to come!

Martin Weiss said...

For even more analysis, go here.

KuangChiu Huang said...

Thank you so much for these three articles to provide the insight how the US and other countries could reach the compromise so swiftly. I ponder whether the deal can guarantee the neutrality of ICANN (comparing Iraq’s and Ukraine’s ccTLD issues) and how will International Governance Forum (IGF) operate in different aspects of “Freedom of Internet”.