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U.S. to Give Up Remaining Control of Internet Address System

The U.S. plans to hand over control of the system for assigning website addresses to a non-government entity, an Obama administration official said.

The nonprofit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is being asked to convene interested groups from around the world to develop a proposal to transition the system, said Lawrence Strickling, administrator of the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration.