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Google, Facebook etc rush to defend US govt in last-minute ICANN internet takeover lawsuit - The Register

A slew of internet organizations have come to the support of the US government in a last-minute lawsuit designed to prevent the handover of critical internet functions at midnight on Friday. The Internet Association – which represents Google, Amazon, ...and more »

A Better Plan for Internet Governance - U.S. News & World Report

The problem with high technology is that it can be difficult to understand, leading to what are often confused policy prescriptions. A perfect example is the proposed upcoming transition of the internet-naming function from U.S. to private control – an ...and more »

US set to hand over Internet address book - USA TODAY

SAN FRANCISCO — The United States doesn't own the Internet, but it's held the oversight contract for the organization that runs its address book for many years. That's set to change Friday. The U.S. contract with the non-profit organization in charge ...and more »

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

A historic transfer of internet power was scheduled to occur at midnight Saturday. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers became an autonomous nonprofit after a contract with the US Department of Commerce's National ...and more »

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

The United States government moved to relinquish stewardship of key internet technical functions on Saturday, paving the way for a private, international non-profit group to assume oversight of the internet's core naming directory. Tech policy experts ...and more »

Internet handover is go-go-go! ICANN to take IANA from US govt - The Register

The most significant change in the internet's functioning for a generation happened on 30 September at midnight. At 12.01am Washington DC time, the US government walked away from the IANA contract, which has defined how the internet has grown and ...and more »

US hands internet control to ICANN - CNET

Ted 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 »

Judge denies block on Internet address transfer - USA TODAY

A federal judge in the Southern District of Texas on Friday denied a last-ditch request for an injunction against the long-awaited shift of oversight of the Internet's address book from the U.S. Department of Commerce to a non-profit organization. The ...and more »

With Icann, Multistakeholder Is the Key Word Here - New York Times

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are wrong: President Obama is not giving away the internet. Nor is the internet in grave danger. If anything, the internet most of us care about — open, diverse and resilient — will likely be better protected after Oct. 1 ...and more »

Should the US Give Up Oversight of Internet Addresses? - New York Times

On Saturday, the government is scheduled to transfer its oversight of the internet's directory of website addresses to a multinational nonprofit organization called the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or Icann. The move, widely ...and more »