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Major Internet organizations moving away from US government control

Directors of ICANN and all five regional Internet address registries pledge to break away from the US government's control
By: Anthony Garreffa | Internet & Websites News | Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:32 am

The day has come: every single major Internet organization has pledged to free themselves of the influence of the US government's control at a summit in Uruguay.




The parties involved include the directors of ICANN, the Internet Engineering Task Force, the Internet Architecture Board, the World Wide Web Consortium, the Internet Society and all five of the regional Internet address registries have promised to cut ties with the US government. During a statement, the group asked for "accelerating the globalization of ICANN and IANA functions, towards an environment in which all stakeholders, including all governments, participate on an equal footing."


Right now, the US department of commerce has oversight in the operations of ICANN, but not for long. During a separate part of the statement, the group "expressed strong concern over the undermining of the trust and confidence of Internet users globally due to recent revelations of pervasive monitoring and surveillance."


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