China to raise key Internet issues at IGF meeting

“China is seeking to put technical Internet management issues on the agenda of the next IGF meeting” reports InfoWorld and other IDG outlets. InfoWorld reports that this could lead to some conflict with the US, who, the article says, has consistently criticized the US for wielding too much influence over the Internet. But Markus Kummer says there are no specific plans for how the issues raised by China may be addressed. The article reports “a Chinese representative asserted about two weeks ago that last year’s IGF meeting in Athens missed discussion of key issues.” The Chinese believed key issues such as DNS root servers and IP address were not addressed. The article also notes due to the ever increasing number of internet users, China is also seeking to increase its allocation of IP addresses.

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