ICANN to cut ties with the US Government by September 30, 2016
From Rappler via AFP;
A plan to end a key US government oversight role on the Internet is on track for completion this year, the head of the online address gatekeeper said, in a symbolic move towards asserting the independence of the web.
While the transition will not change how the Internet works, it would help reassure users, businesses and governments about its integrity, according to Fadi Chehade, chief executive of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
Once the transition is complete and the contract between ICANN and the US government expires on September 30, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names ...