U.S. to relinquish control of Web-domain manager

|By:, SA News Editor

The Commerce Department plans to give up oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN), the organization that manages Web names and address, when a contract expires between the government and ICANN in September 2015.

The decision comes amid increasing suspicion about the U.S. amid the uproar caused by NSA spying revelations.

ICANN plans to open up discussions later this month about a new oversight structure.