Internet Control to stay with US

Representatives from the United States and nations that had sought to break up some of its control over the Internet reached an accord on Tuesday night that leaves the supervision of domain names and other technical resources unchanged. They agreed instead to an evolutionary approach to Internet management.

But the accord, a document of principles that delegates from more than 100 countries worked out here after more than two years of sometimes fiery argument, also established a new international forum intended to give governments a stronger voice in Internet policy issues, including the address system, a trade-off that the Americans were willing to accept. A Compromise of Sorts on Internet Control - New York Times

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