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Countdown on for global Internet governance transition

telecom | 10/07/2015 8:20 pm EDT

OTTAWA — When people think about the Internet, they often associate it with applications, social networks, streamed video, megabits per second or data caps, without realizing that the structure that lies underneath is overseen by the United States government. The International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is an organization that manages website addresses and dispenses the IP addresses that get assigned to devices that connect to the Internet. It has representation from governments, businesses, technology experts and users from around the world. Yet, since 1998, it...