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Along Came a Spider - Townhall;

Along Came a Spider - Townhall

TownhallAlong Came a SpiderTownhallEight furry legs appeared and Congress let out a scream—quickly surrendering the Internet to the United Nations. Last week, Congress closed shop for a six-week recess without stopping the Internet from slipping into the hands of a global consortium ...and more »

US Gives Up Full Control Over the Internet's Address Book to ICANN - Social Barrel (blog)

US Gives Up Full Control Over the Internet's Address Book to ICANNSocial Barrel (blog)After 47 years, the US government will no longer control the Internet's address book or domain name system. Before the contract expired, the US Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information (NTIA) performed the Internet Assigned ...and more »

US Government Hands Over Control of Internet DNS System to ICANN - Softpedia News;

US Government Hands Over Control of Internet DNS System to ICANN - Softpedia News

Softpedia NewsUS Government Hands Over Control of Internet DNS System to ICANNSoftpedia NewsLast ditch effort led by US Sen. Ted Cruz to keep ICANN under US supervision falls short after judge shoots down lawsuit. Oct 3, 2016 02:20 GMT · By Catalin Cimpanu ·. Share: On Saturday, October 1, the US government has finally handed over control ...and more »

US Hands the Internet Over to the International Community - Newser;

US Hands the Internet Over to the International Community - Newser

NewserUS Hands the Internet Over to the International CommunityNewserFILE- In this Wednesday June 13, 2012, file photo, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN, President and Chief Executive Rod Beckstrom, speaks on expanding the number of domain name... (AP Photo/Tim Hales, File). (Newser) ...and more »

A Federal Judge Just Let Obama Give Away The Internet - Daily Caller

A Federal Judge Just Let Obama Give Away The InternetDaily CallerA federal judge in Texas approved President Barack Obama's plan to cede control of the internet to an independent nonprofit, siding with the administration against four state attorneys general who sought to block the move. The ruling ensured the U.S. ...and more »

US has just given away the control over internet - Techworm;

US has just given away the control over internet - Techworm

TechwormUS has just given away the control over internetTechwormThe U.S. government has officially given up the “address book” of the internet to Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) effective October 1, 2016. In other words, ICANN has become a self-regulating non-profit international ...and more »

The US government no longer controls the internet - Yahoo News;

The US government no longer controls the internet - Yahoo News

Yahoo NewsThe US government no longer controls the internetYahoo NewsThe U.S. government just relinquished control over one very large entity -- the internet. As of Saturday, October 1, the U.S. government no longer exercises control over the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). More. The U.S. ...and more »

US government hands over remaining control of the Internet to ICANN - The Indian Express;

US government hands over remaining control of the Internet to ICANN - The Indian Express

The Indian ExpressUS government hands over remaining control of the Internet to ICANNThe Indian ExpressFor decades the United States government was in control of the website addresses (net address book) on the Internet, but that is no longer the case. The US government has handed over control to a non-profit organisation called ICANN (Internet ...and more »

Feds grant control of Internet domains to private company - New York Post;

Feds grant control of Internet domains to private company - New York Post

New York PostFeds grant control of Internet domains to private companyNew York PostA screen shows a rolling feed of new 'Generic Top-Level Domain Names.' Getty Images. The federal government is out of the Internet business. The privately run Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers got the cyber keys Saturday when its ...and more »

US Government No Longer In Charge Of Global Internet Address Book - CBS Local;

US Government No Longer In Charge Of Global Internet Address Book - CBS Local

CBS LocalUS Government No Longer In Charge Of Global Internet Address BookCBS LocalSAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — For nearly two decades the United States government was in charge of the official list of website addresses. That is no longer the case. Saturday, the list was put into the hands of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names ...and more »

What's at stake as US cedes internet control? - NEWS.com.au;

What's at stake as US cedes internet control? - NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.auWhat's at stake as US cedes internet control?NEWS.com.auDESPITE some heavy pushback the US government will cede formal control of the governing system of the internet this weekend. AP. October 2, 201611:35am. For many western netizens, Google has become the portal to digital information. THIS weekend ...and more »

US no longer controls the internet - Times of India

US no longer controls the internetTimes of IndiaNEW DELHI: Unknown to the vast online majority, the internet got democratised on Saturday. The control over the key technical backend functions of the internet, like domain management and IP address allocation, shifted from the US government to ...and more »

US hands internet control to ICANN - CNET;

US hands internet control to ICANN - CNET

CNETUS hands internet control to ICANNCNETTed Cruz has said that the US-ICANN internet deal, which went through Saturday morning, threatens free speech online. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. Capping a highly politicized debate, the US government on Saturday let go of its remaining grip on the ...and more »

Internet giveaway day? US gov't relinquishes control of web's 'address book' - RT;

Internet giveaway day? US gov't relinquishes control of web's 'address book' - RT

RTInternet giveaway day? US gov't relinquishes control of web's 'address book'RTThe US government's contract to control the internet's 'address book' has expired after 47 years, transferring management of the Internet's unique identifiers to the private-sector. The US Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and ...and more »

What you should know about the ending of a US contract some say amounts to 'giving away the internet' - Business Insider;

What you should know about the ending of a US contract some say amounts to 'giving away the internet' - Business Insider

Business InsiderWhat you should know about the ending of a US contract some say amounts to 'giving away the internet'Business InsiderThe Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers became an autonomous nonprofit after a contract with the US Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration expired. Now ICANN will perform the duties of ...and more »

Internet Undergoes 'Biggest Change in a Generation' (That You Never Heard About) - Common Dreams (press release);

Internet Undergoes 'Biggest Change in a Generation' (That You Never Heard About) - Common Dreams (press release)

Common Dreams (press release)Internet Undergoes 'Biggest Change in a Generation' (That You Never Heard About)Common Dreams (press release)Transition to international multi-stakeholder nonprofit said to be "the best way to assure that the internet of tomorrow remains as free, open and accessible as the internet of today." (Photo: Christiann Colen/cc/flickr). Though Republican lawmakers ...and more »

US government ends formal oversight role for internet address system - Deutsche Welle;

US government ends formal oversight role for internet address system - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleUS government ends formal oversight role for internet address systemDeutsche WelleDespite a last-minute legal challenge, the long-planned end to US government oversight of the internet address system is being passed to a non-profit entity. It is being called the most significant change in years. Internet Café LAN Party MMO Seoul ...and more »

US to Transfer Internet DNS Oversight After GOP Sabotage Effort Fails - Motherboard;

US to Transfer Internet DNS Oversight After GOP Sabotage Effort Fails - Motherboard

MotherboardUS to Transfer Internet DNS Oversight After GOP Sabotage Effort FailsMotherboardVint Cerf, known as one of the "fathers of the internet," strongly supported the US governance transition. Image: Veni/Flickr. A last-ditch Republican effort to block the historic transition was rejected by a federal judge. The United States government ...and more »

US government no longer manages internet's technical functions - The Independent;

US government no longer manages internet's technical functions - The Independent

The IndependentUS government no longer manages internet's technical functionsThe IndependentThe US government has ceded control of the technical management of the internet, in what has been called the “most significant change in the internet's functioning for a generation”. Following a long legal battle, the California-based NGO Internet ...and more »

'Giving The Internet Away' Was The Plan From The Beginning - Newsy;

'Giving The Internet Away' Was The Plan From The Beginning - Newsy

Newsy'Giving The Internet Away' Was The Plan From The BeginningNewsy'Giving The Internet Away' Was The Plan From The Beginning. The U.S. has given up its oversight of ICANN, the body that basically manages the internet's address book. ShareTweetEmail · SMS. Flash plugin failed to load. Share Video.and more »