engine - 5:16 pm on Aug 3, 2012 (gmt 0)
U.S. Resists Passing Control of The Net To U.N. [bbc.co.uk]
The US has confirmed it would resist efforts to put the internet under the control of the United Nations.
At present several non-profit US bodies oversee the net's technical specifications and domain name system.
They operate at arms-length from the US government but officially under the remit of its Department of Commerce.
There has been speculation that other nations will push for a change later this year, but they cannot force the US to comply.