U.S Still Set to Control the Internet
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Late Friday, March 14, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) held a press conference announcing that the U.S government is looking to give up oversight of the organization's control of Web domains and the Domain Name System (DNS).
While ICANN's announcement is interesting, it's actually not a new direction for either ICANN or the U.S. government. It's also likely that due to existing contracts and technological constraints, control of the domain system and critical top-level domains will not move outside the U.S anytime soon, if ever.