The US to lose control of the world’s Internet domain database

After almost 20 years, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will no longer be administered by the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration, TechRepublic reported.

It will hand over control of ICANN to a multi-stakeholder entity on 1 October 2016.

This means the United States will no longer be in control of the world’s domain and IP address database.

The management of the Internet’s domain name system will be conducted by a body of international representatives.

Internet users should not notice any changes.

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