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US government signs pact with Internet domain body
reuters. ^ | Sep 30, 2009

Posted on 09/30/2009 8:49:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono

The U.S. government and the body in charge of assigning Internet addresses signed an agreement on Wednesday that allows for greater global participation in the Internet domain name process.

The U.S. Commerce Department said it reached an agreement with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), drawing praise from U.S. lawmakers, who wanted more trademark protections, and companies and international officials seeking greater independence from U.S. control.

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: domain; domainname; internet

1 posted on 09/30/2009 8:49:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

More details would have been nice. We’ll find out sometime soon, perhaps.


2 posted on 09/30/2009 9:20:50 PM PDT by MetaThought
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