US Resists Control of Internet Passing to UN Agency
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.
The US has set out its position in documents filed with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) - the UN agency responsible for encouraging the development of communications technologies.