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Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

  • By: Kevin Featherly
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

Controversial from its inception, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a private, nonprofit, non-governmental policymaking body chartered by the U.S. Commerce Department in 1998 to take over much of the U.S. government's formal oversight of the ...

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