Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are considering having the government establish a "child-friendly" internet domain, because the international body that governs domain names has refused to create a suffix for child-appropriate content. Opponents of the measure worry about giving the U.S. government power to influence what is deemed "appropriate" for children using the internet around the world.

The bill originally called for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to create a ".kids" domain, which would join other suffixes such as ".com" and ".org" found at the end of web addresses.

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