It could be a difficult breakup between the US government and the Internet.
US officials say the move is part of a longstanding effort to privatize the technical oversight of the Internet. Continue reading
Some fear foreign powers will fill the void.
The United States is planning to give up its last remaining authority over the technical management of the Internet.
The Commerce Department announced Friday that it will give the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), an international nonprofit group, control over the database of names and addresses that allows computers around the world to connect to each other. Continue reading