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Domain Names Windfall Causes Flap

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Science  14 Mar 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5306, pp. 1563
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5306.1563

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A $50-a-year fee to register Internet domain names has netted a pot of money that could grow to $60 million a year—and has triggered a free-for-all over who should manage the Internet. It has also sparked an internal debate within NSF over whether the agency should continue to oversee a medium that it helped create.