European Governments Endorse U.S. Plan for ICANN

European governments endorsed a plan for the U.S. to step back from overseeing the Internet, part of an effort by the group that administers Web addresses to win more independence. The U.S. government last year said it plans to give up the job it has held since 1998 overseeing the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, which hands out Web addresses.