U.S. Principles on Internet Domain Name and Addressing System

Posted: Thu, 30 Jun 2005

On June 30, 2005 the U.S. Department of Commerce announced U.S. principles on the Internet's Domain Name and Addressing System. Full text of the principles and the full presentation delivered by Commerce Department Assistant Secretary Michael Gallagher are available:


The introductory sentences of the four principles are as follow:

  • The United States Government intends to preserve the security and stability of the Internet's Domain Name and Addressing System (DNS).
  • Governments have legitimate interest in the management of their country code top level domains (ccTLD).
  • ICANN is the appropriate technical manager of the Internet DNS.
  • Dialogue related to Internet governance should continue in relevant multiple fora.


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