ICANN, the organization that oversees the Internet's domain name system, may soon have a very different face. During the ICANN annual meeting in Bucharest, the ICANN Chief Executive, Stuart Lynn, proposed limiting board members to representatives of business and government, which basically ends the appointment of members of technical and citizen groups. Adoption of this proposal would leave the ICANN board with no representation by Internet users. Concern has been expressed that such a board would lead to an Internet driven by commerce and politics alone. To view ICANN's report on this meeting, visit: http://www.icann.org/minutes/prelim-report-28jun02.htm.


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