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US govt awards internet domain contract to ICANN

Wednesday 16 August 2006 | 10:41 CET | News
The US Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration has awarded a contract to ICANN to handle technical functions supporting the internet domain name and addressing system. ICANN's present contract expires on 30 September and the new contract will become effective on 1 October. The department started looking into whether there were other qualified entities to perform these functions in February, but found none, and said in May that it would award the sole source contract to ICANN.

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