PSA: Nothing changes as the US government stops overseeing internet naming system.

I have seen a few fairly concerned comments about the US government “handing over control of the internet” to foreign groups. Consider this my way of helping to spread the word that there is nothing about to happen to affect the internet. Quartz has a good article giving a short run down of what is really happening. The key quote:

The handover won’t change anything for the 3.5 billion people connected to the internet. That’s because US control has been largely administrative: it doesn’t get involved on a day-to-day basis. It also triggered the handover voluntarily two years ago, so it’s not coming as a surprise to anyone. ICANN has set up various bodies to hammer out a transition plan, which was formally announced in March–after 33,00 emails and 600 meetings.

A whole lot of nothing to see here. Please carry on with your Facebooking and Instagramming as if nothing is different because basically…..nothing will be different.


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