Fabulous piece on The Shifted Librarian about the House of Representatives approving a new .kids.us domain.
For those tuning in late, there are two domain systems on the Internet. One is the TLD system like .com and .biz and the new .info and .name. The other is a system of country domains like .us, .uk and .za, used more widely outside the US than within. Each country controls its own. In the US, country domains are more typically used by schools and government than business.
Congress has been trying in vain to get ICANN (the folks who like to think they govern the Internet) to approve a top-level .kids domain, so they went with the seemingly clean compromise of .kids.us. But, of course, there are problems with making a kid-safe place on the net. Read the article.