Fight for Control of the Internet

There is a battle underway for control of the Internet. A shift in that control, should one occur, could result in the transfer of decision making on top-level domains, spam control, consumer protection and maintenance of the Internet root servers. One idea being considered is to merge ICANN into the International Telecommunication Union. There are hints that a transfer to an international body could even include the levying of taxes on e-mail and domain names.

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