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ICANN’s globalization creates peril and promise

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TechCrunch reports “At the end of this month, the US government will finally give up “control” of the internet.

In a quiet blogpost, Larry Strickling, the US government’s assistant secretary for communications and information announced that he had “informed ICANN…that…[the US government] intends to allow the IANA functions contract to expire as of October 1”.

That sentence may not mean a whole lot to many people, but this move is of huge global significance in how the internet is managed and governed.” Read More