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Countries don't own their Internet domains, ICANN says

It's fighting an effort to seize Iran's, Syria's and North Korea's domains in a civil settlement, saying they aren't property.

End of ICANN contract puts Internet freedom at risk, critics say

The freedom and openness of the Internet are at stake after the U.S. government announced plans to end its contractual oversight of ICANN, some critics said Thursday.

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U.S. government pulls out of ICANN

The NTIA plans to let its domain-name contract with ICANN expire in late 2015, its administrator says. ICANN will then develop its own Internet governance model.

Report: EU loses faith in U.S. ability to manage Internet

A new policy proposal from the European Commission is scheduled to be released Wednesday, that will push to globalize Internet functions.

ICANN leaders push for broad-based Internet governance

ICANN this week announced a new panel that will address concerns about Internet governance.

ICANN 'coalition' created to tackle concerns about the future of the Internet

ICANN has set up a panel, consisting of people in government, civil society, the private sector, the technical community and international organizations, to address concerns about the governance of the Internet.

ICANN starts rolling out new generic top-level domains

ICANN has introduced the first new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) to the Internet's root zone, the central database for the Internet's Domain Name System, paving the way for possibly 1,400 new domain names from the current 22.

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ICANN plan to close domain database called 'disquieting'

ICANN's plan to close access to the WHOIS domain name record system is criticized as a move to put too much power into one group's hands

Top-level domains to soon increase in number, diversity

Think all the good URLs are taken? Several new waves of top-level domains are on the way, ranging from .shop and .ltd to .dentist and .florist.

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ICANN announces opening of Istanbul office as part of globalization effort

As part of ICANN's efforts to become a more global organization it detailed plans on Thursday for its new office in Istanbul.