Compromise on control of the Internet

Representatives from various countries that had sought to break up some of the US control over the Internet reached an accord on Tuesday night that leaves the supervision of domain names and other technical resources unchanged for the time being.

But the accord also contemplates the establishment of a new international forum intended to give governments a stronger voice in Internet policy issues, including the address system. The Internet Governance Forum, would begin operations in the first three months 2006

The text of the document is to be approved at a United Nations summit meeting on information-age issues that begins Wednesday in Tunis.

From the New York Times.