What's In A Name.Com? Plenty

A brawl over Net names could threaten Web self-government

It seemed like an inspired idea at the time. Recognizing that the Internet moves too quickly to be regulated by government, the White House last year decided to let Web users try to govern themselves. In June, 1998, it proposed creating a series of nonprofit corporations, run by Netizens, to manage vexing issues such as privacy, fraud prevention, and intellectual property protection.

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