U.S. Criticizes ICANN's Domain Name Plans

The group that manages the Internet's domain name system is meeting in Catagena, Colombia, where its board is expected to take up a controversial proposal that could dramatically increase the number of generic Internet domain names available to users. The Commerce Department has raised several concerns with the proposal, which would expand the number of generic top-level domains, such as .com and .info, from the current 21 to perhaps hundreds or more.