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Internet Voting Snag
By Anick Jesdanun The Associated Press N E W Y O R K, Oct. 3 A programming glitch kept hundreds of people from voting as the worlds first international cyber elections got under way. Election.com, the company conducting the vote, said the glitch was fixed by Monday morning, though some users reported other problems later. Voting began Sunday and continues through Oct. 10. More than 75,000 users are registered to vote for five directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a group whose decisions ultimately affect usage and growth of the Internet. For example, rules governing new domain name suffixes to relieve the crowded dot-com field could make some sites easier to find. Voting is conducted by continent and is open to users 16 and over with valid e-mail and postal addresses. The 19 board members include appointees chosen in 1998 when the U.S. government began giving ICANN control over addressing and other technical issues.
-- Doris (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 06, 2000