U.N. Not Seeking to Govern Net

...and I've reached my post limit for the day.

Via Red Herring.


The United Nations� recent examination of Internet governance does not portend a wholesale shift of control to the international body, the chief of the working group parsing the issue said Thursday.

"Our mandate was not a proposal for sweeping regime change," said Markus Kummer, executive coordinator of the U.N. Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG). The group released a report July 14 that called for more international oversight in the operation of the domain-name system (DNS) for Internet addresses. Mr. Kummer made his remarks at a meeting sponsored by the Internet Governance Project at Syracuse University.



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