Flat Internet still a work in progress

It may seem odd, but the geography of the Web is a hot issue these days. At My Heart's in Accra, Ethan Zuckerman points out that ICANN, the organization responsible for matching up domain names with their IP addresses - the series of numbers that underlie every spelled-out address - is working hard to make sure that Internet users worldwide can use all the .com and .org addresses as easily as possible.

The goal is to keep the Internet both global and flat. A forum to address these kinds of Internet governance issues has just wrapped up in Rio De Janeiro.