Senior White House advisor Ira Magaziner has put pressure on online groups and Web-related businesses to reach a consensus on how the US government should phase out its management of the Internet.
The Clinton Administration announced earlier this year that it will hand over the management of the Internet, in particular the domain name address system, to the private sector.
The US government has had to constantly push the industry to turn the months of discussions into practical solutions and has been clear that although it would prefer the Internet to be self-regulated, it will be forced intervene if no system is in place by 30 September this year.
According to US reports, the US Postal Service has made a bid to control domain name system ending in ".US". The plan would link Web addresses to city and states addresses in the real world. Supporters of the plan believe that it would end domain name disputes concerned with trademarked names while easing concerns over privacy and security.
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