'Giving The Internet Away' Was The Plan From The Beginning
The U.S. has given up its oversight of ICANN, the body that basically manages the internet's address book.By Evan Thomas | October 1, 2016
The U.S. just gave up its oversight of ICANN, a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles that basically makes the internet work.
Its official name is Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, and it runs the internet's address book. It matches up domain names (the websites you type into your browser) with IP addresses (the string of numbers that points to their servers).
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