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US agrees to cede control of Icann

Sunday 16 March 2014 | 11:58 CET | News
The US government has given into international pressure to cede its control over the internet domain name organisation Icann. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration, part of the US Department of Commerce, said it intends "to transition key internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community". It has asked Icann to lead international talks on a new organisational model, to end the NTIA's role in overseeing the global domain name system (DNS). The announcement follows calls from the EU to Brazil that the US reduce its influence over the global

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Icann / Internet Society / VeriSign
Countries: United States / World
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