Thu, 11 Dec 2003 14:32:43 GMT

WSIS Compromise on ICANN. News: “After an intensive round of negotiations over the weekend, the negotiators were able to reach a compromise over the three outstanding controversial issues, clearing the way for the actual Summit:…(2) internet governance: the question of who should run the internet (the American semi-private body ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) or a regulatory body of the UN, as proposed by the developing countries. The controversy was solved by putting the issue on the back burner: the UN will set up a working party which will report back to the 2005 Tunesia Summit;…” [Lextext]