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Is U.S. ‘Giving Up Control’ of the Internet?
The fact that is 'no one actually “controls” the Internet'
What the Obama administration is trying to do is 'give other countries, including China and Russia, more of a say in how the Internet is governed, NOT BOW to it.'
'First, some background: Historically, the United States has been responsible for coordinating the Internet’s names and numbering system: the tools that do things like match human-readable domains, like “Politico.com,” with the number-based IP address that computers use to bring order to the different devices and destinations on the Internet.
'But the Department of Commerce doesn’t actually handle this responsibility directly...'