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The US lets go of the internet – will anyone notice?

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By Gareth Morgan POLITICAL power is rarely ceded without good reason. So eyebrows were raised last week when the US Department of Commerce decided to relax its grip on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the body responsible for the naming system that ensures that when you type a web address, your browser knows where to go. In future, governments and other international organisations will be able to nominate staff to sit on one of ICANN’s three newly created steering committees, something the DoC had resisted for years. “What it really means,