All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘U.S. Department of Commerce’

U.S. Government To Give Up Control Of IANA

Since 1997, the U.S. Department of Commerce has overseen ICANN and the Internet Assigned Numbers Association through its National Telecommunications and Information Administration. While the non-profit has thrived underneath U.S. oversight, some, including Sir Tim Berners-Lee, argue that it needs to break off from the U.S. to truly thrive. Well, they just got their wish. The U.S. Department of Commerce …

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Home Sales Rose in July, But Prices Didn’t Follow

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced yesterday that residential home sales throughout the U.S. rose 3.6% in July over home sales in June. The July sales rate matches the rate seen in May, which was the highest rate seen in just over two years. The sales, estimated at 372,000 homes, are also 25.3% more than July home sales in 2011, …

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ICANN Asks For Independence

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is requesting that the U.S. government allow it to become independent.


ICANN made the request in a detailed report sent to the U.S. Department of Commerce. The report will be the topic of a meeting to decide ICANN’s progress on objectives the U.S. government has put in place that would lead to the organizations independence.

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