The stewardship of top-level domains has become the center of great concern to the vast Internet community, as the U.S. government gets ready to turn over its control to the private sector, including commercial interests, academia, and international players. No matter who gains the potentially lucrative control, they will inherit a host of domain name disputes involving the copyrights of large corporations pitted against the independent spirit that ruled the Web until recently.
Domain draft proposal released
The Clinton administration posts its draft proposal outlining how the government should transfer the domain name system to the private sector.
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