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Interactive group lashes out against domain name policy

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The Association for Interactive Media is calling for a halt to the International Ad Hoc Committee's proposal to create seven new domain names on the Internet. AIM claims the group is not representative of the Internet community, and it formed a separate group, Open Internet Congress, to lobby against IAHC. IAHC is made up of representatives from key Internet technology and standards groups, as well as legal experts. AIM's group said it will hold an organizational meeting July 9 in Washington.

The IAHC recently dissolved; in its place, a separate group, the Policy Oversight Committee, was formed to oversee the implementation of new domain names such as .store and .web that were agreed upon at a meeting in Geneva last month.

Copyright June 1997, Crain Communications Inc.

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