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UK resists radical net overhaul

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The firm that runs the .uk net domain name, Nominet, says there should be no radical change to the way that the internet is managed globally.

Nominet said it would prefer a system which did not over-regulate the net.

The issue of who controls the backbone of the net, such as domains and traffic routing, will be debated at a United Nations summit in Tunisia next month.

The European Union (EU) wants control shifted away from the US to a more representative global body or forum.

But the US wants to continue its historical supervisory role over the net and rejected the EU's proposals last month.

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