Saying its progress over the four years since its inception has been “disappointing”, the US Department of Commerce nevertheless has renewed the powers of the Internet Corp for Assigned Names and Numbers, which coordinates the internet’s addressing systems, Kevin Murphy writes.



But the one-year renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding that gives ICANN its powers and responsibilities reins in the California non-profit. The DoC is to oversee ICANN more closely, and has made it clear in one case that if a task is not completed on time, ICANN’s future will be in jeopardy. More here.

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