The European Commission welcomed
The Reuters report said the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which controls addresses including '.com' and country domain names such as '.cn' for
The Reuters report said the Commerce Department would retain oversight for three more years, renewing an agreement that was scheduled to expire last weekend.
But a lighter regime was introduced, with ICANN no longer having to file reports with the Commerce Department every six months or having its work prescribed for it, the European Commission said.
'A new and final chapter opened this weekend. We welcome that ICANN will be set free in a process over the next three years,' Commission spokesman Martin Selmayr, was quoted as saying.
The Commission criticized ICANN's decision this year to reject a new .xxx Internet domain for pornography sites, saying that was
US control of ICANN had become a sticking point for countries such as