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Judi Lynn

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Fri Sep 30, 2016, 09:10 PM Sep 2016

Bid to block US net handover rejected [View all]

Source: BBC News

Bid to block US net handover rejected

2 hours ago

A judge in Texas has rejected a last-ditch legal challenge to halt the final handover of internet naming power from the US government to a non-profit group.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) has administered the naming system since 1998.

But from 1 October it will operate without the ultimate oversight of the US government.

Four US states filed a joint motion on Thursday in an attempt to block the handover from going ahead, arguing it could disrupt freedom of speech.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37526598

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This was a bad idea. iandhr Sep 2016 #1
Agreed. Very bad. Stupid even. 7962 Sep 2016 #2
Yup, if China wants it they start their own internet Helen Borg Oct 2016 #3
Silly Egnever Oct 2016 #7
In legal terms, it's officially the end of free speech on the internet Taitertots Oct 2016 #4
great idea! 7962 Oct 2016 #5
There's been several alternative dns systems bananas Oct 2016 #6
Good lord Egnever Oct 2016 #8
I keep seeing this, but I don't get it Ruby the Liberal Oct 2016 #9
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