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Nation IN BRIEF / MASSACHUSETTS

Rough Public Greets New Internet Board

November 15, 1998|From Times Wire Reports

Much like cyberspace itself, there was a chorus of different voices at the first public meeting of the group selected to run the Internet. The board for the California-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) faced the public in Cambridge, Mass., and it was a rough crowd. Many were skeptical about the corporation, which was picked by the Clinton administration to tentatively manage the Internet. ICANN's main responsibility will be to oversee the assignment of Internet domain names, such as those that end with ".com" or ".net."

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