April 01, 2005

NOT April Fool's day

The US government just finished a report on Internet traffic that Congress requested seven years ago.
A 1998 law required the Commerce Department to seek a study about Web addresses and trademarks by the National Research Council and wrap up the report within nine months. Well, it took a little longer... but the report Signposts in Cyberspace: The Domain Name System and Internet Navigation is available (you may read the Executive summary instead).

MercuryNews.com, 3/31/2005, Panel finally finishes Internet study Congress requested in 1998.
Press release by The National Academies here.

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