US loosens grip on running of internet

Posted in: Governance at 04/10/2006 19:49

US loosens grip on running of internet
The EU has hailed a decision by the US government to back down and grant full autonomy by 2009 to ICANN. Viviane Reding, EU information society and media commissioner, said "The European commission will follow closely Icann's transition to full independence in the next three years. With our advice, we will contribute to this transition to ensure that it takes place transparently, reflecting the interests of industry and civil society alike."
http://technology.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1886298,00.html

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