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The U.S. will no longer have the final say on internet domain names

The National Telecommunications Information Admistration (NTIA) announced via blog post on Tuesday that it will hand over the internet domain naming system, or DNS, to a non-U.S. entity: the multi-stakeholder nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles called the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Essentially, the DNS, which links web addresses to a site’s servers via an IP address, will become privatized. The system will remain the same; it’s just changing hands. The…

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The U.S. will no longer have the final say on internet domain names

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