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  • The U.S. is not ‘handing over’ the internet Crunch Network

    The U.S. is not ‘handing over’ the internet

    Instead of cheering a reduction of needless government involvement, some — including a few members of Congress — are arguing that the U.S. needs to insert itself in a clerical role for certain coordination functions for the internet. The companies, organizations and individuals that actually use the functions have agreed that the U.S. government involvement isn’t needed. Read More

  • The Internet is made with carrots, not sticks Crunch Network

    The Internet is made with carrots, not sticks

    The Internet is at once global and local. The nature of internetworking means that the global Internet is built only of other networks. There is a small but key point of coordination on the Internet, called the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). The U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications & Information Administration recently received a proposal to change the… Read More