28 Sep '16, 11pm

The facts and falsehoods behind the upcoming ICANN transition

There’s been a lot of buzz lately around the upcoming transition of ICANN out of the federal oversight of the U.S. government in favor of allowing the organization to function independently. The issue has become highly publicized due to the efforts of various politicians, but along the way many of the facts about the issue have been distorted. As a complex issue, a lot of the information that has been floating around in regards to the change is misleading, or in some cases, entirely untrue. But the ICANN stewardship transition is an important issue that needs to be fully understood. We’ve put together a basic explanation of what’s happening and how it will effect the internet as a whole. What is ICANN? The first step toward understanding the ICANN transition is knowing exactly what ICANN is and its role in internet governance. ICANN, also known as the Internet Corporation ...

Full article: http://www.name.com/blog/news-2/2016/09/the-facts-and-fal...

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