U.S. Renews a Contract with ICANN for Five Years

The agency that supervises Internet domain names, ICANN, has won a five-year renewal of its contract with the United States Department of Commerce, despite complaints that the relationship politicizes what should be a neutral global computer network. The existing contract for administering the technical infrastructure of the Internet expires Sept. 30, and the United States government has said for years that it wants the the agency, whose full name is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, to eventually run the system without government oversight.

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