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Three Congressmen Unhappy With Internet Compromise

Even though negotiations in Tunisia left the U.S. in charge of the
Internet's naming system, Congress Wednesday passed a resolution that called
for the United States to make plain its intention to permanently control the
Internet's day-to-day operations.

Led by Reps. John Doolittle (R-Calif.), Rick Boucher (D-Va.), and Bob
Goodlatte (R-Va.), and first introduced in October, House Resolution 268
passed 423 to 0.

Late Tuesday, representatives from more than 100 counties came up with a compromise to the long-running feud between the U.S. and other nations, including China, Brazil, Iran, and those of the European Union, that would leave the U.S. in control of the Domain Name System (DNS), but would create a special forum to address concerns.

The forum, which is expected to meet for the first time in early 2006, would have no binding authority, U.S. officials have said, nor would it be allowed to interfere in DNS oversight.

That wasn't enough for the three Congressmen.

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