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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1450 Allow web domain changeover: US tech firms
Major technology companies including Facebook, Google, and Twitter are urging United States Congress to support a plan for the government to cede control of the internet's technical management to the global community.

The US Commerce Department has primary oversight of the internet's management, but some Republican lawmakers are trying to block the handover to global stakeholders, which include businesses, tech experts, and public interest advocates, saying it could stifle online freedom by giving voting rights to authoritarian governments.

The years-long plan to transfer oversight of the non-profit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is scheduled to occur on October 1, unless Congress votes to block the handover. The California-based corporation operates the database for domain names such as .com and .net and their corresponding numeric addresses that allow computers to connect.
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#1450 Allow web domain changeover: US tech firms
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