Report: Government should back off domain name process

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The U.S. government should step away from overseeing Internet addresses, but only after assuring that a new system for assigning names will be stable, says a recommendation for Internet management prepared by the Clinton administration.

Presidential adviser Ira Magaziner's report, due to be published the week of Feb. 2 in the Federal Register, takes a middle position between those who suggest the immediate ouster of Network Solutions Inc. as the registry for all Internet names and those who want the company to continue its work.

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