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The U.S. Plans to Relinquish Control of the Internet, Finally

15
Mar
2014

Since the beginning of time, the U.S. has held a tight grip on administrative control of the Internet. The U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced its transition plan to hand over control of the Internets governing authority (such as it is) to the international community. Right now its unclear who will be the NTIAs successor, but a meeting scheduled for March 24 in Singapore should hopefully clarify the next steps in the transition process.  Through its partnership with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Department of Commerce is responsible for making sure there is at least some order to the Internet, and that the trains run on time.

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