Report Calls for Changes to Domain Name System

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on April 4, 2005

Press release from The National Academies: “The domain name system that helps users find their way across the Internet by substituting user-friendly names for computer-friendly addresses, has performed well, says a report from the National Academies’ Computer Science and Telecommunications Board. However, the report emphasizes that the system should be managed by a non-governmental organization, and not be used for broader purposes like controlling spam, protecting intellectual property rights, or regulating e-commerce.”

  • Executive Summary – Signposts in Cyberspace: The Domain Name System and Internet Navigation (33 pages, PDF)
  • Link to Table of Contents of full report, available in sections
  • Related report: Community Experiences with the InterNIC Whois Data Problem Reports System, 31 March 2005
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