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

A last-ditch Republican effort to block the historic transition was rejected by a federal judge. SHARE; TWEET. Sam Gustin. Oct 1 2016, 10:00am. Vint Cerf, known as one of the "fathers of the internet," strongly supported the US governance transition ...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 »

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 »

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. (Getty Images). Do it right the first time. A Better Plan for Internet Governance. The Obama administration shouldn't be so hasty to hand over control of ...and more »

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 »

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 been ...and more »

Court says Obama's internet transition can go forward - Politico

A federal judge gave a green light to the Obama administration's hotly contested plan to cede oversight of the Internet to the international community. In a ruling issued Friday, Judge George Hanks Jr. denied a request from four Republican state ...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

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 the ...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 »