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US government to relinquish its remaining control over the Internet

Saturday, 15th March 2014

The US government will relinquish control over the basic administration of the Internet, according to reports on Friday.

Since the 1990s, fundamental control of the IP numbering network and DNS for the Internet has been run by organizations operating under a contract from the US government. 

Currently the DNS is being run by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a non-profit California-based corporation created for the purpose.

ICANN operates under an agreement with the Department of Commerce. It is not clear whether ICANN's role will change or simply who they report to.

Read the full story on The Washington Post