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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.
Can't wait for the blue helmets to take over the internet. They would no doubt do the same wonderful job administering the net that they do with everything else.
However, the US govt and ICANN not seem to be moving in a wonderful direction either with domain name seizures, claims of wide jurisdiction, and proposed strict (and expensive) verification of domain owners names.
My main concern is that the move to the ITU could be made an excuse to impose censorship, abolish anonymity etc.