The European Commission has welcomed the US plan for reforming the Internet?s name and address system.
The US Commerce Department has effectively given the go-ahead to ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) to become the non-profit organisation to manage the domain name system, when Network Solutions loses its current monopoly (see Newswire 21 October).
European telecommunications commissioner Martin Bangemann said the plan dispelled his earlier concerns that the new organisation would not have global representation, but he still wants to ensure the deal is consistent with EU competition rules.
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