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Hill asks if ICANN can

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and its controversial selection process for top-level domain names will be the subject of two congressional hearings. The first is Feb. 8 in the House Commerce Committee, the second Feb. 14 in the Senate Commerce Communications Subcommittee. The latter committee also will be having a hearing on e-mail spam Feb. 27, Chairman Conrad Burns, R-Mont., said Wednesday. Burns said he intends to work with Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Commerce Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., and others this Congress to pass legislation on spam, online privacy, better allocation of wireless airwaves, and growth of broadband services to rural areas.

    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and its controversial selection process for top-level domain names will be the subject of two congressional hearings. The first is Feb. 8 in the House Commerce Committee, the second Feb. 14 in the Senate Commerce Communications Subcommittee. The latter committee also will be having a hearing on e-mail spam Feb. 27, Chairman Conrad Burns, R-Mont., said Wednesday. Burns said he intends to work with Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Commerce Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., and others this Congress to pass legislation on spam, online privacy, better allocation of wireless airwaves, and growth of broadband services to rural areas.