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Re: EC slams domain proposal, By Reuters (fwd)

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>EC slams domain proposal
>By Reuters
>Special to CNET NEWS.COM
>February 24, 1998, 5:10 p.m. PT
>BRUSSELS, Belgium--The European Commission has criticized a U.S.
>proposal for reforming the Internet's naming and address system,
>saying it would give Americans too much control over the global
>computer network.
>"The current U.S. proposals would...seem to consolidate permanent
>U.S. jurisdiction over the Internet as a whole, including dispute
>resolution and trademarks used on the Internet," it said in a draft reply
>to the initiative.
>The European Union executive, in a text that it hopes will be adopted
>by the 15 EU states, urges Washington to adopt a more international
>approach and to enter into "full bilateral consultations" before
>The U.S. government formally published a proposal last week for
>phasing out its management of the address system for Internet
>locations--such as email and Web sites--and turning it over to a
>U.S.-based nonprofit corporation.
>It would also end the monopoly of U.S. company Network Solutions
>(NSI), which registers the most popular Internet addresses, including
>those ending in ".com," ".org," and ".net." Known as generic top-level
>domains (TLDs), they signify commercial users, not-for-profit
>organizations, and network service providers.
>The plan would create up to five new generic TLDs, each with a registry
>to manage a database of addresses. Other companies would compete
>to register the addresses.
>The Commission's draft reply, to be discussed by EU
>telecommunications ministers on Thursday, accuses Washington of
>ignoring a plan for a new registry system drawn up by the International
>Ad-Hoc Committee (IAHC), a group of Internet companies and
>IAHC proposed last year setting up seven new generic domains--such
>as ".store" for shops and ".arts" for culture--along with an international
>council of registrars.
>The commission also faults the U.S. "green paper" for seemingly
>giving the United States jurisdiction over all conflicts over trademarks in
>Internet addresses and failing to mention efforts to set up Internet
>dispute-resolution procedures within the World Intellectual Property
>The U.S. Commerce Department gave interested parties until March
>23 to comment on the proposal. A U.S. official in Brussels said the
>initiative was "not set in stone" and that comments by the EU and other
>parties would be taken into account.
>"There have been consultations going on and there will be further
>consultations going on before we put the plan into action," the official
>added, noting that the proposal built on previous work on the issue.
>The EU telecommunications ministers are likely to direct their
>ambassadors in Brussels Thursday to finalize an EU response,
>diplomats said.
>Story Copyright © 1998 Reuters Limited All rights reserved.
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