Friday, March 11, 2016
What Could Possibly Go Wrong??
A major step was taken Thursday in the U.S. government's plan to hand off oversight of the Internet domain name system.
A nonprofit international group approved a plan and forwarded it to the Obama administration Thursday for review and approval.
The group, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), has historically been contracted out to manage the behind-the-scenes workings of the Internet that pair up numerical IP addresses with their familiar Web addresses.
A few years ago, the group was tasked with transitioning fully from U.S. government oversight to an international multistakeholder model.
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