WHO's plan to police health websites rejectedBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7272.1308/b (Published 25 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1308
- John Illman
The body that approves so called “top level” domain names for the internet last week rejected a plan that would have made the World Health Organization (WHO) one of the most powerful players on the world wide web.
The WHO wanted to establish a “dot health” domain to guide internet users to “reliable” health sites. Websites with the dot health (.health) suffix would have carried the WHO's seal of approval, giving the WHO a formidable policing role—and unprecedented …