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US Congress members look to block ICANN handover

Wednesday 14 September 2016 | 08:56 CET | News
A group of US Congressmen has made a last attempt to halt the planned transition of ICANN to an independent organisation, outside US government control. The handover is expected to take effect from 01 October, but four Congressional chairmen have asked the Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and Attorney General Loretta Lynch to stop the process. They are concerned that the new ICANN organisation lacks accountability, and claim the government should have sought Congress' approval before handing over the contract to manage the internet naming system. In response, leading tech companies including

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