[LINK] Chinese address dispute threatens to split internet
Fri, 5 Jan 2001 11:54:17 +1100
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Source: Ken Rutkowski's Daily Tech News Clicks Wednesday January 3, 2001
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dispute threatens to split internet India's Economic Times Cyberspace
has long been a seamless world, where data packets' only allegiance
is to the imperative of quick transmission. A centrally administered
addressing system has kept it so. Now, however, a tug-of-war is
threatening to disrupt that system and snarl efforts to make the
internet universal. The struggle pits Verisign the US company that
keeps track of addresses with those well-known endings like ".Com"
and ".Org" -- against China's government.
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