U.S. May Delay Date for Relinquishing ICANN Role

The United States will likely need to retain its historical oversight authority over the Internet's naming and addressing system for a little longer, a delay that will keep the U.S. government from moving ahead with a plan to give up some of its legacy powers over the Web. The extension could last through next July or even longer, said Larry Strickling, head of the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration, before a congressional panel.