Major Internet organizations announce break with US

As ICANN and other organizations abandon the US government as a priority governing body, the shift towards global internet rulings has accelerated. Does this mark the end of American domination of the internet’s various governing bodies?

In Montevideo, Uruguay this week, the Directors of all the major Internet organizations – ICANN, the Internet Engineering Task Force, the Internet Architecture Board, the World Wide Web Consortium, the Internet Society, all five of the regional Internet address registries – turned their back on the US government. With striking unanimity, the organizations that actually develop and administer Internet standards and resources initiated a break with 3 decades of U.S. dominance of Internet governance.

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