UN report indicates ICANN retains position in Internet governance

Update from Kieren over at The Register:


A sneak preview of the UN�s report into internet governance has revealed that ICANN will retain its position as the lead technical body for the Internet. However, the organisation�s dreams of becoming a quasi-governmental body overseeing the future of the internet have been dealt a heavy blow.

Chairman of the UN�s Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG), Nitin Desai, spoke at ICANN�s bi-annual conference in Luxembourg this morning and said that 70 to 80 per cent of Internet governance did not concern ICANN at all.



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