Who Should Master the Domains?
As the WSIS opens, the international community finds itself drawn into the debate over whether the Internet’s core infrastructure, the domains, should remain managed by industry or be taken over by governments, via the United Nations. The public lines drawn in this dispute suggest it is a struggle between free-market forces in California and multilateralist world leaders chafing at U.S. control over the mushrooming Internet. But the reality is more complex. Full Story