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US govt mulls snatching back full control domain names, ips

10:28 am on Jun 6, 2018 (gmt 0)

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The US government has formally asked whether it should reassert its control of the internet's administrative functions, effectively reversing a handover to non-profit organization ICANN two years ago.

"Should the IANA Stewardship Transition be unwound? If yes, why and how? If not, why not?" reads one of 23 questions that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has put into a formal notice of inquiry [PDF] published on Tuesday in the Federal Register.


Should or should not? That is one of 23 questions...