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Worldwide Control of the Internet

Worldwide Control of the Internet

While not specifically related to the Net Neutrality debate taking place in the United States, the broader issue of who — i.e., which countries — control the internet worldwide, here is one perspective on the possibility of the United Nations assuming control of the internet, which is now ‘controlled’ by the United States under the auspices of ICANN.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the private sector, non-profit corporation created in 1998 to assume responsibility for for coordinating the maintenance and methodologies of several databases, with unique identifiers, related to the namespaces of the Internet – and thereby, ensuring the network’s stable and secure operation. For more information about ICANN, click on the links below.