All in a name

日期:2017-04-22 07:15:22 作者:诸项 阅读:

In a last-ditch attempt to win agreement on a new method of assigning Internet domain names, the company running the system plans to hand the job over to an international 19-member board appointed by Internet business, Net users and standards-setting organisations. Domain names such as are currently assigned by the company Network Solutions of Herndon, Virginia, under a contract from the US National Science Foundation. But that contract runs out on 30 September, and no one has been able to agree on the next step (This Week, 7 March, p 20). Net watchers say that the new plan might succeed if enough influential companies swing behind it. In the meantime,