The US will soon no longer control the internet’s domain name system


For nearly two decades, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has been administered by the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration, which means that the American government has been in control of a global database of addresses for most servers and sites on the Web. That’s about to change: On October 1, the US government will hand over the reins to a nonprofit multi-stakeholder entity. You won’t notice any changes in the way the internet works; the only difference is that the management of the internet’s ‘phone book’ will now fall to a body comprised of international…

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Tucows’ to Acquire Melbourne IT’s International Wholesale Domain Reseller Channel

“Wholesale domain services for web hosting companies and ISPs has been a core component of the Tucows business for more than 16 years,” added Mr. Woroch. “Today, we are one of the largest wholesale domain name registrars in the world and the step …

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