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By Victoria Shannon International Herald Tribune

Published: August 16, 2006

The agency that supervises Internet domain names, Icann, has renewed its contract with the U.S. Department of Commerce for five years, despite protests that the relationship politicizes what is essentially a neutral global computer network.

The existing contract for administering the technical infrastructure of the Internet expires Sept. 30, and the U.S. government has insisted for years that it intends for the agency, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, to run the system without government oversight at some point.
But after the renewal late Tuesday, that independence will not come until at least 2011.