February 13, 2001
Why Uncle Sam keeps ICANN on such a short leash
Author: JT Smith
ICANN was supposed to usher in a new Internet era; one where the government would step out of the network picture and allow private enterprise to chart the course of the new economy. Three years later, however, the Department of Commerce is still maintaining oversight of the organization, giving the United States government "a powerful veto over key decisions about the expansion of the Internet." ZDNet News reports.