US Loses Grip On Internet
It is expected the US government is about to give more freedom to Internet controller ICANN
It’s taken a while, but finally the United State’s firm grip on the Internet has been diminished with the US Department of Commerce expected to sign an agreement that will give US-based governing body Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), who control the net, more independence.
However, it will endear the Americans to a world that is thawing towards them after such strained relationships during the Bush years in the White House. While ICANN while remain in control, and still be US-based, it will have more opportunities for Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia, as well as the rest of the Americas, to have more say on policy that affects their part of the world.