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

    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 »

  • State AGs sue to stop Obama's internet transition - Politico

    State AGs sue to stop Obama's internet transition - Politico;

    Four Republican state attorneys general are suing to stop the Obama administration from transferring oversight of the internet to an international body, arguing the transition would violate the U.S. Constitution. The lawsuit — filed Wednesday in a ...and more »

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

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

    The Obama administration shouldn't be so hasty to hand over control of the internet address book. A Better Plan for Internet Governance. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. A Better Plan for Internet Governance. The Obama administration ...and more »

  • US hands internet control to ICANN - CNET

    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 »

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

    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 »

  • US prepares to cede key role for internet - Phys.Org

    US prepares to cede key role for internet - Phys.Org;

    The US government is set to cut the final thread of its oversight of the internet, yielding a largely symbolic but nevertheless significant role over the online address system. Barring any last-minute glitches, the transition will occur at midnight ...and more »

  • US gives up its remaining control over the internet to Icann - Financial Times

    US gives up its remaining control over the internet to Icann - Financial Times;

    Forty seven years after the first message was sent over the forerunner to today's pervasive global network, the US has given up its remaining control over the internet. Sample the FT's top stories for a week. You select the topic, we deliver the news ...and more »

  • With Lawsuit, Paxton Joins Cruz Fight Over Internet "Giveaway" - Texas Tribune

    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is jumping into Ted Cruz's fight to stop what the U.S. senator calls President Barack Obama's illegal Internet "giveaway." by Patrick Svitek Sept. 29, 2016 9:14 AM. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton holds a press ...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 »

  • 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;

    The 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 »