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Experts weigh giving ICANN full control of DNS

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Internet governance experts argued on Wednesday for and against having the U.S. government hand over completely the technical coordination.

Those in favor of completing this transition, which began in 1998, said the political price of having the U.S. involved in DNS management has become too high and holds back the international development of the Internet.

Meanwhile, others warned that ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) isn't yet ready to take on this task alone and that a premature withdrawal by the U.S. government could compromise the Internet's security and stability.

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