Digital Infrastructure

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Memorandum of Understanding Between with U.S. Department of Commerce and Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

U.S. Department of Commerce transferred governance of domain name system (DNS) to the nonprofit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This memorandum, released on November 25, 1998, began a process of confirming that the private sector had adequate resources to manage the DNS. On March 14, 2014, the U.S. government announced additional transitions of domain name functions to ICANN. On April 24, 2014, the NETmundial conference discussed Internet governance projects like ICANN.

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